FIREFIGHTERS were called to a house after a cooker caught fire.
A crew went to Scarfell Close in Peterlee, after a report that a kitchen was alight at about 8pm yesterday.
When they arrived, they found the blaze had already been put out by the householders.
However, the house was still filled with fumes caused by the fire, so the crew used fans to clear the home of smoke.
They also checked to ensure the house had working smoke alarms.