Warehouse under revamp in Hetton hit by blaze

Colliery Lane in Hetton.

Colliery Lane in Hetton.

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More than 30 firefighters were drafted in to tackle a fire which started in a warehouse which is undergoing refurbishment.

Crews from Rainton Bridge, Fulwell, Farrdingdon, Sunderland Central, West Denton and a team from County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service in Peterlee were called to the former Pearsons Yard in Hetton at 10.20pm yesterday.

The fire at the warehouse in Hetton. Picture by Bartle Rippon.

The fire at the warehouse in Hetton. Picture by Bartle Rippon.

Tyres inside the single-storey building were burning, with the roof and brick wall also damaged.

The fire, in Colliery Lane, was put out using jets, hoses, an aerial ladder, ground monitors and a thermal imaging camera.