Fifteen firefighters were called to tackle a blaze at a Sunderland flat in the early hours of the morning.
Crews from Sunderland, Fulwell, Washington and Farringdon, were called to the fire on St Lukes Terrace in the city at 6:59 am on Saturday.
Crews used two hose reels, four breathing apparatus and one positive pressure ventilator to extinguish the blaze inside the flat, which was situated in a two-storey end terrace property.
The living room of the flat was 100% damaged by smoke and the rest of the property was also severely damaged by smoke.
The fire also spread to a commercial property which was 100% damaged by smoke.
No one was injured in the incident.