Fire at former Silksworth doctors

Two fire crews from Farringdon were called just before 8am on Friday June 14 2019, to a fire at the former Church View Medical Centre on Silksworth Road.

Friday, 14th June 2019, 12:52 pm
Updated Friday, 14th June 2019, 19:38 pm
The site of the former doctors surgery on Silksworth Road

The vacant building is currently being converted into a newly proposed YMCA, though plans had met with anger by local residents over worries of anti-social behaviour in the area.

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The fire was caused by an electrical fault, Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service said.

A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: “Police were alerted by the fire service to a blaze at the former Church View Medical Centre, on Silksworth Terrace, Sunderland.

“At present, police are not treating the cause of the fire as malicious. Nobody was injured.”