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Nine escape from fire at block of flats in Gateshead

Emergency services at the scene Photo: ITV

More than 30 firefighters have been tackling a fire at a block of flats in Gateshead.

Crews were called to Oak Square in Redheugh in the early hours of June 22.

Six adults and three children were rescued or escaped themselves. Four were taken to hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation.

Eight flats have been evacuated. The fire service does not believe anyone else is trapped.

Crews at the scene Credit: ITV

Northumbria Police are warning local residents of potential disruption to gas and electricity supplies.

Emergency services are on scene dealing with a fire at Oak Square, Gateshead. There are a number of properties damaged. There may be some disruption to electricity and gas supplies until area is made safe. We would like to thank you in advance for your patience.

– Northumbria Police