Crews from County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue are currently tackling a large barn fire on the outskirts of Willington.
At the height of the fire there were 300 tonnes of hay well alight.
4 engines are still on the scene - but no one has been hurt.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a suspected arson attack in Newcastle
At around 2.20pm on Monday 29th of September officers went to an address on Chatsworth Gardens in Walker, where fire fighters were extinguishing a fire.
It is believed a window has been broken into and accelerant poured into the house.
No one was there at the time but the house was severely damaged.n
Extra officers are in the area carrying out enquiries and providing reassurance to the community.
Anyone who may have witnessed an suspicious behaviour or has any information about this incident is asked to contact the police.
Three children have been taken to hospital after a crash on the A68 in County Durham.
The road had to be closed earlier after a Parcelforce van caught fire.
Police have told ITV News Tyne Tees another car went into the back of it.
The family travelling in the car had to be taken to hospital including a baby and two girls aged four and three.
The road towards Darlington, which has now been reopened, was closed between 9:30am and 11:45am this morning after it happened between the Swanhouse roundabout and junction 59 of the A1(M).
Durham Constabulary have said no one was seriously injured.
Northumbria Police say emergency services have responded to a bus fire on Corbridge bridge in Northumberland.
Police say no one has been injured. The bridge remains closed in both directions while emergency services deal with the incident.
Smoke is pouring out of the Ward Bros (Steel) Ltd scrap yard. The Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue service said they got the call at around 1200 and remain at the scene.
A large fire is ongoing near to the Stadium of Light in Sunderland.
Protestors will take to the city streets on today, February 7, to challenge the closure of Sunderland Central fire station.
Tyne and Wear is to lose a total of three fire stations, Sunderland Central, Gosforth and Wallsend - unless the fire authority reverse their decisions.
Demonstrators will march to Market Square from Sunderland Central fire station to draw attention to the fire authority's decisions.
Russ King, the FBU secretary for the Tyne and Wear brigade says the "drastic and unprecedented" proposals are a "genuine threat to public safety".
The Tyne and Wear Fire Authority did not want to comment on the rally.
Fire crews came to the rescue of Rebecca Major who jumped through a window after her boyfriend doused her in petrol, setting her on fire and trapping her in their burning flat:
Edward McArthur, 40, from Darlington has now been sentenced to 15 years and nine months in jail for the "wicked act", which was intended to disfigure his partner.
A man has died in a fire in a flat in the Hendon area of Sunderland during the night.
It happened during a national 24-hour firefighter strike, which is due to finish at 9am today.
More details to follow.
After the discovery of a body following a fire in North Tyneside police say there is no evidence to suggest the man, who was found dead in a bin store, was subject to any assault.
Police were called to Whitley Road, in Whitley Bay, following reports of a fire just before 6.20am on Friday, November 21st.
Officers attended the scene with the fire service, where the fire was extinguished and the body was recovered.
Enquiries into how the man died continue and a cordon remains in place at the scene.
Anyone with information should contact police on 101.