Fire dealt with at Newcastle's historic Swing Bridge
Fire crews and a fire boat have extinguished a fire underneath the Swing Bridge in Newcastle.
Firefighters were dealing with a blaze on the pontoon throughout the afternoon.
Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue were called at 1.40pm today - and said about 25 square metres of wooden staves under the bridge were on fire.
Three crews attended the scene along with a fire boat. They were assisted by police in the area monitoring traffic.
It is not yet known how the fire started.