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Large fire near Newcastle city centre

Fire crews are tackling a large blaze on land near to Newcastle's Metro Radio Arena on Thursday evening.

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Crews tackle a big fire near Newcastle city centre

Large fire this evening near the Metro Radio Arena. Credit: ITV News

Fire crews are at the scene of a large fire on land near the Metro Radio Arena, close to the centre of Newcastle.

Details of what caught alight are presently unclear, but thick black smoke could be seen from miles away.

One eyewitness said flames had spread to surrounding trees and vegetation.

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