Emergency services called to large field fire behind Red House Academy
Firefighters were called to a large fire on a field behind Red House Academy, near the Witherwack area of Sunderland.
Three engines remain at the scene but have extinguished what Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service called a ‘large fire’.
Crews were initially called just before 6pm and remain at the field, behind Redhouse Academy, but the grass fire has now been extinguished.
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The public was urged to avoid the area while teams tackled the fire.