The Port of Tyne has confirmed that no-one has been injured in the fire at the site in South Shields.
Around 50 firefighters are at the scene.
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A dry day with bright or sunny spells. Rain comes through overnight into Sunday morning, before drier yet fresher weather develops
A look ahead at the forecast for the Tyne Tees region.
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