A burnt-out, stolen car has been discovered in Hetton-le-Hole.
A fire crew from Rainton Bridge attended the scene, off Pimlico Road, at about 7pm on Sunday.
They discovered a burnt-out Hyundai Accent.
Watch manager Neil Moran said: "The burnt-out car was in the middle of a field in Hetton-le-Hole, to the rear of Pimlico Road.
"It was a stolen car, and the police are aware of it."