These dramatic pictures capture a skip fire in Hebburn last night.
Firefighters were called to the blaze, at the back of a newsagents in Tennant Street, at 11.12pm, and a reader snapped these images of fire crews tackling it.
It was originally reported that rubbish was on fire but a further call told firefighters the blaze was up against a building.
Two fire engines from Hebburn attended to tackle the fire.
The building’s fascia was slightly damaged but no one was injured.