Firefighters tackle South Shields flat blaze

Firefighters were called to a blaze on Canterbury Street in South Shields. 'Image by Google Maps.
Firefighters were called to a blaze on Canterbury Street in South Shields. 'Image by Google Maps.

Firefighters have tackled a fire at a flat in South Shields.

Two engines from South Shields were called to a ground floor flat on Canterbury Street at 7.27pm on Thursday.

The fire was in the living room of the terraced property and caused damage to the TV, a chair and part of the flooring.

Damage was also caused to the property by heat and smoke.

Two neighbouring properties also suffered smoke damage.