Firefighters reveal cause of Sunderland garage blaze that destroyed two cars

Firefighters have revealed the cause of a blaze which tore through a Sunderland garage, causing damage to two cars.

By Sophie Brownson
Tuesday, 16 April, 2019, 13:08

Crews from Sunderland Central and Farringdon were called to a garage fire on Ripon Street, Roker, on Monday afternoon.

Firefighters arrived at the scene at around 2.45pm and spent just over an hour tackling the flames.

Cars were damaged in the blaze at a garage in Ripon Street, Roker.

And now Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service have confirmed that the cause of the fire was accidental.

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During the incident residents were advised by the fire service to keep windows and doors closed due to the large amount of smoke.

The extent of the damage to the garage in Ripon Street, Roker.
The cause of the fire has been confirmed as accidental.