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.

By Poppy Kennedy
Monday, 15 July, 2019, 20:09
Three fire engines were called to the large fire

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.

Crews have extinguished the fire and are returning to the engines.