Investigation launched as Sunderland blaze leaves bedroom gutted

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POLICE have launched an investigation after a bedroom went up in flames.

Officers are trying to find out how a fire at a house at Flodden Road, Ford Estate, started.

Fire crews were called to the blaze at the semi-detached house on Friday at about 6.30pm.

No one is believed to have been in the house at the time of the incident, which destroyed the bedroom and left the remainder of the first floor with smoke and water damage.

Anyone with information is asked to phone police on 03456 043 043.