Two men arrested on suspicion of arson at a South Tyneside flat have been released on police bail.
The men, both aged 19, were arrested by police carrying out a probe into the blaze which happened in Gordon Road, West Harton, at 8.15pm, yesterday.
Firefighters from South Shields attended to the fire as well as police and the ambulance service.
No one was injured.
Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses to the fire which is being treated as arson.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191. Callers are asked to quote reference number 1065 09/07/15.