Cars destroyed as blaze tears through Sunderland garage

Two cars have been destroyed after a blaze tore through a Sunderland garage.

Fire crews from Sunderland Central and Farringdon were called to the scene of the blaze in Ripon Street, Roker, at around 2.45pm today.

Pictures from the scene show two vehicles had been gutted in the fire.

Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service had earlier advised residents in the area to keep windows and doors closed due to a large amount of smoke.

The cause of the fire is not yet known.

Crews left the scene at 3.54pm.

Cars damaged in a blaze in Ripon Street, Roker.

Cars damaged in a blaze in Ripon Street, Roker.

Residents were being urged to keep their windows and doors shut as fire crews tackled a garage fire in Sunderland.

Residents were being urged to keep their windows and doors shut as fire crews tackled a garage fire in Sunderland.

The firer tore through a garage in Ripon Street, Roker.

The firer tore through a garage in Ripon Street, Roker.

Two vehicles were gutted in the blaze.

Two vehicles were gutted in the blaze.

The extent of the damage to a garage on Ripon Street, Roker, following the fire.

The extent of the damage to a garage on Ripon Street, Roker, following the fire.