Firefighters called to South Tyneside launderette after dirty washing sparks fire fears

Firefighters were called out to Dean Road, South Shields.
Firefighters were called out to Dean Road, South Shields.

Firefighters were called to a launderette in South Tyneside this evening.

Crews attended the business in Dean Road, Westoe, South Shields, at about 7.15pm.

They were called due to a bag of washing overheating after it was placed on top of a washing machine.

There was no fire, but the clothes were damaged.