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.