A drugs farm has been uncovered following a blaze in the roof of a house.
Firefighters from Hebburn, South Shields, Wallsend and Tynemouth were called to Pearson Place in Jarrow last night to deal with the fire.
Police called to the scene took 39 plants and say they will be destroyed.
A spokesman for Northumbria Police said: "Inquiries are now on-going into finding those involved."
Anyone with information should contact Northumbria Police on 101 quoting reference 802 160417 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.