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.
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Video footage sent in to the Gazette show plumes of black smoke billowing from the white van.