Fire crews from four stations tackle South Shields blaze

Two commercial units were damaged after fire spread from a brazier in South Shields last night.

Friday, 22nd February 2019, 13:58 pm
Updated Friday, 22nd February 2019, 14:02 pm
The scene after last night's blaze

Crews from South Shields, Hebburn, Wallsend and Washington were called to Mitre Place, near Tyne Dock.

Two units - a furniture renovation company and an auto repair shop - caught fire.

One of the units after last night's fire

A large quantity of furniture was severely damaged by fire and much of the building was severely damaged by smoke.

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The auto shop was severely damaged by smoke throughout.

Crews prevented major damage to the inside of the units and also surrounding buildings