Firefighters tackle blaze near Sunderland city centre

Fire crews extinguished a blaze involving tyres near Sunderland city centre tonight.

Wednesday, 30th May 2018, 9:41 pm
Updated Wednesday, 30th May 2018, 9:47 pm
Fire chiefs say the blaze was extinguished quickly.

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.

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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."