Fire crews are on the scene of a large blaze at an industrial estate in Sunderland.
The fire is believed to have broken out at A1 Recovery Accident Management, on Hepworth Road, in the Southwick area.
Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service has sent seven fire crews - with 39 firefighters and three fire service officers - to the scene.
There is also an Aerial Ladder Platform (ALP), a command support vehicle and a support appliance there.
Large plumes of smoke can be seen in the surrounding area.
The fire service revealed it had been called out to the incident at 11.14am.
They say an industrial unit and yard is on fire.
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