Firefighters put out timber blaze in Haswell

Fire crews have been dealing with a timber blaze this morning.

Tuesday, 17th May 2016, 5:27 am
Updated Tuesday, 17th May 2016, 6:40 am
Station Street in Haswell, near South Hetton. Copyright Google Maps.

Firefighters from Peterlee station rushed to Station Street, in Haswell, near South Hetton, shortly after 5am.

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They used a hosereel to put out the "large" pile of timber which had been set alight.

County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service tweeted: "A crew from Peterlee have been mobilised to Station Street, Haswell to a report of a bonfie.

"The crew from Peterlee are using a hosereel to extinguish a large pile of timber on fire at Station Street, Haswell."