Fire crews are putting out a blaze at a hairdressing salon.
Footage has emerged of smoke coming from the upstairs of Daccs, in the Emmerson Terrace area of Washington.
Three engines have been sent to the scene.
A spokeswoman for Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service confirmed that crews are dealing with the incident.
She said: "We have three fire appliances on the scene.
"We don't know the cause of the fire but we know that it started in the roof.
"It is ongoing."