Firefighters tackle blaze near Sunderland city centre
Fire crews extinguished a blaze involving tyres near Sunderland city centre tonight.
Smoke could be seen for a short period in the city centre before the fire was put out by a crew from Sunderland Central fire station.
The fire was in the Galley's Gill area of the city.
A spokesman for Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service said: "We were called at about 5.50pm to a report of some tyres being set on fire.
"The fire was dealt with swiftly and the fire crew were back to the station within half an hour."