Emergency services called to house fire in South Shields

A fire which broke out in the kitchen of a South Shields home has caused heavy smoke damage throughout the ground floor.

Thursday, 28th March 2019, 12:16 pm
Updated Thursday, 28th March 2019, 12:23 pm
The fire broke out at a house in Sunderland Road. Picture by Google/

One crew from South Shields and one crew from Marley Park Community Fire Stations were called to the house fire in Sunderland Road, South Shields, this morning.

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Eight firefighters attended the fire which caused damaged throughout the ground floor of the two-storey home.

A spokesman for Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service said: "The fire was in the kitchen. A bottle steraliser was 100% destroyed by fire, the cabinet above was 100% severely damaged by fire, the adjacent cabinet was 20% damaged by fire and heat. The ground floor was 100% heavily smoke damaged. Light smoke damage to the first floor.

"Crews used two hose reel, four breathing apparatus and a positive pressure ventilation unit to clear the smoke."