Firefighters tackle house fire in South Shields

HOUSE FIRE ... firefighters tackle the blaze in Wharton Street, South Shields. Pic: James Brown Sinclair.
HOUSE FIRE ... firefighters tackle the blaze in Wharton Street, South Shields. Pic: James Brown Sinclair.

FIREFIGHTERS were called to tackle a blaze which broke out in a house in South Tyneside.

Two crews from South Shields and Fulwell fire stations tackled the fire in a first-floor end-terrace flat in Wharton Street, South Shields.

They were called out shortly before 1pm today.

The fire caused smoke damage to a bedroom in the property, as well as fire damage to a bay window roof.

The blaze is believed to have started accidentally.

The flat was unoccupied at the time and nobody was injured.