A road in Throckley in Newcastle has been cordoned off after what police say is a fire between 5pm and 6pm on Friday evening.
Hexham Road West in the village is closed. Police, fire services and gas and electric engineers are at the scene.
It's understood that nearby houses are without power as a result of the fire.
Janice Trinnion, who lives nearby said black smoke is hanging in the air.
In a statement police say the fire has been isolated.