Firecrews called to blaze

Firefighters were called to Sunderland’s Nissan site after a blaze broke out in a storage area.

Wednesday, 12th June 2019, 3:06 pm

Crews from Washington, South Shields, Marley Park and Sunderland Central fire stations attended an alarm at the battery plant next to the main factory last night, Tuesday, June 11.

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A Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived at 20:43 and left at 21.54.

“The fire in a storage area was extinguished prior to the arrival of crews, due to the activation of the automatic fire suppression system installed in the factory.

“The incident was left under the supervision of Nissan specialist crews.”