Arson suspected in flat fire

Jupiter Court. Picture from Google Images
Jupiter Court. Picture from Google Images

A fire which damaged a flat in Easington this evening is being treated as suspicious.

Two crews from Peterlee fire station were called to the downstairs flat in Jupiter Court shortly before 8.30pm.

The fire caused damage to the kitchen and living room of the property, which was unoccupied at the time.

Anyone with information should contact Durham Constabulary.