Huge plumes of smoke as firefighters called to van blaze in Sunderland

Firefighters tackled a blaze in the Downhill area of Sunderland on Saturday, October 16.

Sunday, 17th October 2021, 2:17 pm

Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS) crews were called to a fire in Kidd Square, Downhill, at around 8.20pm on Saturday.

Pictures taken at the the scene show a vehicle ablaze, with huge plumes of smoke towering above it.

A spokesperson for TWFRS confirmed the incident to the Echo, and said one of its appliances was dispatched to deal with the blaze.

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The fire service were called to the incident at Redhouse on Saturday, October 16.

Firefighters left the scene around an hour later at 9.20pm.

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Firefighters remained at the scene for around an hour.