Fire rips through pigeon cree at Sunderland allotment site
A pigeon cree on a Sunderland allotment site has been destroyed by fire.
On Wednesday night officers from Farringdon station were called out to a blaze at a cree in Premier Road in Plains Farm in the city.
Fire heavily damaged the structure, as crews used water to keep a propane cylinder cool.
Fortunately, there were no pigeons in the cree at the time.
Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service tweeted: "Blue watch crews from Farringdon dealt with a fire at an allotment in Sunderland.
"The pigeon cree was 100% severely damaged by fire.
"Crews used water to keep a 25kg propane cylinder cool. Fortunately no pigeons were in the cree at the time of the fire."
A spokeswoman for the organisation said: "The fire happened at the allotments on Premier Road, Sunderland.
We arrived at 11.58pm and left at 1.32am.
"Two crews from Farringdon were then supported by a crew from Sunderland Central.
"They used two jets, two hose reels, two breathing apparatus and positive pressure ventilation to extinguish the fire.
"Fortunately no pigeons were in the cree at the time of the fire."