Firefighters put out timber fire in former South Shields ship yard
Firefighters put out a quantity of timber found on fire at a former South Shields ship yard.
Crews from South Shields and Hebburn stations responded to the alarm in the yard off Ellison Street, at about 4.30pm on Friday.
A spokesman for the brigade said the timbers, which were soaked in oil, and measured approximately 12 feet by 1.5 feet all suffered moderate fire damaged.
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In total, eight firefighters put out the fire using water.