Firefighters tackling blaze at Washington factory

Firefighters are on the scene tackling a blaze at a Washington factory.

Wednesday, 13th February 2019, 11:50 am
Updated Wednesday, 13th February 2019, 11:52 am
Firefighters on the scene at Faurecia today.

Crews from three fire stations have been called to Staithes Road where a large container is well alight.

The firefighters were called to the container outside Faurecia, a car component plant, at around 11.30am today.

Three crews wearing breathing apparatus are dealing with the incident.

A spokeswoman for Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service said crews from Washington, Birtley and Farringdon are on the scene.

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She said the container is filled with off cuts of vehicle interior material, which is well alight.