FIREFIGHTERS were called to the Port of Tyne this afternoon to tackle a major fire.
Around 50 firefighters were called out at about 3pm today after a ten-metre-high shed containing biomass pellets caught fire.
Firefighters remain at the scene tackling the fire at the plant, near the container terminal at the port.
A port spokeswoman confirmed it was working alongside firefighters on site.
She added: “We can’t say too much at this moment, but we can confirm there has been no explosion and that no one has been injured.”
The Port is expected to release a full statement later this afternoon.
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