Investigators are trying to find what caused a fire in which a man died early this morning at his home in County Durham.
Forty fire fighters battled with the blaze at Eaglescliffe. Flats had to be evacuated as flames spread towards people's homes.
A recycling plant on Teesside continues to burn this evening with smoke causing concerns for local residents.
Police and fire investigators are appealing for information following a barn fire which killed over 100 cattle at 4.20am on September 3.
The cause of the fire at a farm in Snape near Bedale, remains unexplained. Two barns were destroyed, as were 4,000 bales of straw and 1,000 tonnes of silage.
– Inspector Geoff Crocker of Bedale Police
“We must stress that the cause of the fire remains unexplained at this time. To assist the investigation, we are appealing for anyone who has any information which could help officers establish how it happened, to please get in touch.”
A 27-year-old man was taken to hospital after a fire in Newcastle.
Police and fire services were called to St George's Terrace in Jesmond, in the city at around 10.20am on Thursday, July 18.
The man was taken to hospital but has since been released.
The fire is being treated as arson and police are appealing for witnesses.
A 27-year-old man has been arrested and is helping police with their enquiries.
Anyone with information should contact Northumbria Police.
Cleveland Fire Brigade says there have been 534 grass fires between April and June this year - up from 121 last year.
The brigade says arson is down, but deliberate fires such as the one below still account for 7 out of 10 of all fires in the area.
A building in Tow Law, County Durham, has been destroyed by a fire. Smoke was visible for miles when crews arrived from Crook, Consett and Durham.
The commercial building had an asbestos tiled roof which is potentially harmful and difficult to move.
The fire, which is not being treated as suspicious, happened just before 5pm on 14th June. Nobody was injured.
– Phil Lancaster, Director of Community Protection, Cleveland Fire Brigade
"Cleveland Fire Brigade was called at 00.45am this morning to a house fire in Dent Street Hartlepool. Two appliances from Stranton Station arrived at the scene at 00.48am followed shortly after by a further appliance from the Headland Fire Station.
"On arrival, crews were presented with a serious fire situation; one casualty was rescued but unfortunately died later in hospital.
"The house was severely damaged by fire and heavily smoke damaged.
"The cause of the fire in now under investigation and a joint investigation team has been established between Cleveland Fire Brigade and Cleveland Police."
A man has died following a house fire in Hartlepool.
Police were called at around 12.50am on Tuesday to reports of a house fire.
A 44-year-old man was taken from the house to North Tees General Hospital where he later died.
The fire is currently being treated as unexplained.
A 40-year-old woman has been arrested os suspicion of arson.
Anyone with any information should contact Cleveland Police.
One person died and two were rescued after a house fire.
Fire fighters were called to a property in Gurney Valley, Close House, Bishop Auckland at around 1am on Monday.
A new training centre has opened for the growing number of offshore workers - and it specialises in preparing people for emergencies.
It is one of the first of its kind outside Aberdeen and it could offer an opportunity for local people - because the industry needs thousands of new workers over the next few years.
Watch the full report from Lucy Taylor below.
A new training centre for offshore workers has opened in Newcastle.
The site simulates emergencies to show workers how to deal with them - because help can take a long time to reach people working miles out to sea.