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Underground fire on Newcastle's Quayside

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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Two people bailed following fire at old Sunderland bingo hall

A man and a woman arrested on suspicion of arson after a large fire in Sunderland have been bailed.

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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Huge fire breaks out in Sunderland

The fire is thought to be at the old bingo hall on Southwick Green Credit: Bobby White

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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The fire is thought to be at the old bingo hall on Southwick Green Credit: Simon Alden on twitter
A huge fire has broken out in Sunderland. Credit: Simon Alden on Twitter
A huge fire has broken out in Sunderland. Credit: Lisa Marie Robson

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 in high rise flats in Newcastle

Credit: PA

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.

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