Scale of fire devastation becomes clear in Stanley

Rescue teams are continuing their work after a large fire broke out at a takeaway in Stanley, County Durham.

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Building devastated by fire in Stanley, County Durham

This building caught fire on Monday afternoon Credit: Chris Moon

This was the scene in Stanley, County Durham, on Monday afternoon as firefighters tackled a large blaze.

Smoke could be seen for miles around, after flames took hold in a building on Front Street.

Several roads in Stanley have been closed.

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