Blaze in flat above Shoe Zone in South Shields' King Street

Firefighters deal with a fire in the flat above Shoe Zone in South Shields
Firefighters deal with a fire in the flat above Shoe Zone in South Shields

Firefighters are battling a blaze in a flat above South Shields' Shoe Zone store.

Crews are on the scene now dealing with the fire.

We'll have more on this story as it develops.