Firefighters are currently at the scene of an underground fire on Newcastle's Quayside.
The fire is believed to be electrical and a spokesperson for Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service confirmed they have a crew at Queen Street, dealing with the incident.
While work continues a cordon has been put in place and the road is closed to traffic.
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Around fifty firefighters were involved in tackling the fire on Friday night in the Southwick area of the city.
They were called to the the community link furniture store building - which was a former bingo hall. The building has now been made safe..
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A huge fire has broken out in Sunderland.
More than 50 firefighters are tackling the flames at what is thought to be the old bingo hall on Southwick Green.
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We currently have an ongoing incident in the #Southwick area. 9 appliances are attending a large fire in a building. More to follow
A further two specialist appliances have now been requested at the fire in #Southwick bringing our total up to 11 in attendance.
Twelve crews were called out this evening at around 6pm. They say no-one is inside the building, and that the fire will continue for some time.
Northumbria Police have said local roads have been closed to allow emergency services to respond, and that enquiries with the fire services are ongoing into the cause of the fire.
Fire crews have tackled a fire at a high rise block of flats in Newcastle.
Emergency services were called after 5pm to a fire on the 10th floor of Hexham House, Church Street in the Walker area.
24 firefighters were at the scene and 8 carried out a search of the premises.
Three people were checked over by ambulance teams, and two went to hospital for precautionary treatment.