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Underground fire on Newcastle's Quayside

Firefighters are currently at the scene of an underground fire on Newcastle's Quayside.

The fire is believed to be electrical and a spokesperson for Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service confirmed they have a crew at Queen Street, dealing with the incident.

While work continues a cordon has been put in place and the road is closed to traffic.


Two people bailed following fire at old Sunderland bingo hall

A man and a woman arrested on suspicion of arson after a large fire in Sunderland have been bailed.

Around fifty firefighters were involved in tackling the fire on Friday night in the Southwick area of the city.

They were called to the the community link furniture store building - which was a former bingo hall. The building has now been made safe..

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