Firefighters dealt with a flat fire in South Shields.
Crews from the town’s fire station were called to Kensington Court shortly before 5.30pm on Thursday.
A kettle and the top of an electric cooker in the second-floor flat were 20% damaged by fire and the rest of the flat left smoke damaged.
The fire was caused after the hob was turned on accidentally.
Eight firefighters dealt with the blaze.
No-one was hurt in the incident.