Firefighters tackle South Shields flat blaze
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.
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Damage was also caused to the property by heat and smoke.
Two neighbouring properties also suffered smoke damage.