House blaze under investigation

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A fire in a Wearside house is under investigation.

Three crews from Sunderland were called to the blaze at the empty property in Southwick’s Trinity Street at 9pm last night.

Four crew members wearing breathing apparatus and using two hose reels tackled the fire in the kitchen.

The terraced cottage was heavily smoke-logged and a small amount of smoke seeped through into the homes either side.

A spokesman for Fulwell fire station said the cause of the blaze is currently being investigated.