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Firefighters called out to blaze at house in South Shields

Lake Avenue in South Shields. Copyright Google Maps.
Lake Avenue in South Shields. Copyright Google Maps.

Fire crews were called out to a blaze at a house in South Shields.

It happened in the Lake Avenue area of Marsden shortly after 1pm today.

The oven in the two-storey semi-detached property was left partially damaged by fire, while the kitchen area was left smoke damaged.

The fire was put out by officers using a cup of water,as the house occupier had already tried to extinguish the blaze prior to their arrival.

No-one was hurt in the incident.