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.

Monday, 8th July 2019, 8:19 am
Updated Monday, 8th July 2019, 9:41 am

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.

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The van blaze in Beaconside, South Shields.
The scene of a van fire in Beaconside, South Shields.