Car on fire in city centre after Sunderland v Chelsea game

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FANS streaming away from Sunderland’s game with Chelsea witnessed a car on fire in the city centre.

It happened outside the Echo 24 Building, in West Wear Street, next to the Wearmouth Bridge, at about 7.30pm on Saturday.

The blaze, which appeared to have started in the engine of the silver vehicle, was put out by one appliance from Sunderland central fire station.

No-one is believed to have been hurt in the incident.