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Car fire causes Tyne Tunnel chaos

CAR FIRE ... A car has caught on fire at the north side of the Tyne Tunnel.

CAR FIRE ... A car has caught on fire at the north side of the Tyne Tunnel.

 

A CAR fire caused traffic chaos at the northbound Tyne Tunnel today.

Police and firefighters were called to the north-side exit of the Tunnel after reports of a blaze at 12.45pm.

A 4x4 car towing a caravan, which had been travelling northbound, caught fire somewhere between the exit and the toll booths.

Firefighters from stations in Wallsend, South Shields and Hebburn attended and put out the blaze.

Police are currently helping to direct traffic.

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