Six houses on fire in Durham village.

A Northumberland Fire engine at the scene of a heather fire near Rothbury
A Northumberland Fire engine at the scene of a heather fire near Rothbury
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DURHAM firefighters are dealing with a blaze affecting six houses in Sherburn village.

The fire started in the loft of one house and spread to the others.

Five crews and the aerial platform ladder from Durham are at the scene and Front Street in the village is expected to be closed until at least 2pm.

Durham police say no-one has been hurt.