Blandford Street fire: Daytime pictures show full damage to Sunderland Peacocks store

A huge fire which engulfed a shop in Sunderland city centre was brought under control after crews worked throughout the night.

Thursday, 24th January 2019, 2:08 pm
Updated Thursday, 24th January 2019, 2:09 pm
The aftermath of a devastating fire at Peacocks store, Blandford Street, Sunderland.
The aftermath of a devastating fire at Peacocks store, Blandford Street, Sunderland.

Devastating damage has been caused to the city’s Peacocks clothes shop, on Blandford Street - meaning the building may face demolition in the future. Here, we take a closer look at the aftermath on the day after the blaze.

Much of Blandford Street remained closed off.
Firefighters worked throughout the night to bring the flames under control.

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An investigation has been launched into the cause of the fire.
Steve Burdis, Head of Service Delivery at the scene of the fire.
A view of the damage to the roof.
A view of the damage in the light of day.
Emergency services remained on the scene today.
Inquiries continue to find the cause of the fire.
Council chiefs say they are hoping to speak to the owners of the Peacocks building.
The fire service drone flies over the site to assess the damage.
No one was hurt during the blaze but a cordon was erected for public safety.
A closer look at some of the damage to the shop.
Surveying the damage at Peacocks.
Steve Burdis, Head of Service Delivery, speaks to the press.
Steve Burdis told the Echo his crews had worked for 10 works to put the fire out.
The front of the shop has collapsed.
The community have been warned to keep clear of the area.
More than 30 firefighters worked hard to bring the blaze under control.
Taking a look at the damage.
A deserted Blandford Street remains cordoned off.