Fire breaks out and completely destroys roof at old bowling pavilion in Hetton

Eight Sunderland fire fighters were sent to a fire in Hetton.

Friday, 30th August 2019, 7:27 am
Updated Friday, 30th August 2019, 12:17 pm
Crews were called to Hetton Park on Houghton Road Photo: Google Maps

The fire fighters who were called out from both Rainton Bridge and Farringdon stations were sent to deal with a blaze during the evening of Thursday, August 29.

Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue service received a call reporting a fire at a property near Hetton Park on Houghton Road in Hetton at 8.39pm.

They attended the scene of a single storey detached building which used to be used as a bowling pavilion. The fire was located in the roof of the building.

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A spokesperson for Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue said: “The roof panels were 100% completely destroyed by fire and the interior of the building was 100% severely damaged by smoke.”

One hose reel was used and a positive pressure ventilation fan cleared the smoke as fire fighters used a thermal energy camera.