Fire brigade called to van blaze in South Shields street
Huge plumes of smoke could be seen in a South Shields street following reports of a van on fire in the town.
Firefighters were called to Beaconside, South Shields, at around 7.40am on Monday, July 8, to the van on fire.
A witness, who did not wish to be named, said that crews arrived on scene quickly to deal with the blaze, which is now out.
Video footage sent in to the Gazette show plumes of black smoke billowing from the white van.