Fire crews called to house fire in early hours of this morning

Firefighters called to Shakespeare Avenue in Hebburn following a kitchen fire.
Firefighters called to Shakespeare Avenue in Hebburn following a kitchen fire.

Firefighters from Hebburn and South Shields were called to a kitchen fire today.

Crews were called to Shakespeare Avenue in Hebburn at around 3.13am this morning.

The cooker was badly damaged by the blaze and the kitchen suffered severe smoke damage.

The occupant had managed to escape the building before the firefighters arrived.