Fire crews tackle rubbish fire in Sunderland

Firefighters have been called out to tackle a rubbish fire in Sunderland.

Monday, 9th September 2019, 5:36 pm
Updated Monday, 9th September 2019, 5:41 pm
Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service are dealing with a rubbish fire in Sunderland.

Smoke could be seen coming from land in the Sheepfold Industrial Estate, near the Stadium of Light, on Monday afternoon.

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A spokesperson for Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service said they had been called out to deal with a rubbish fire and a crew was currently at the site.

The brigade said it had received a number of calls about the incident because of the thick smoke.