Grass fire wrecks land close to Sunderland's Northern Spire Bridge
This is the scene after a grass fire was sparked on the banks of the River Wear.
Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service sent a targeted response vehicle from Sunderland Central station following reports of the blaze on land of Timber Beach Road, just a short distance away from the Northern Spire Bridge.
The crew spend a short time putting out the fire, which left a large section of ground blackened by the flames and heat.
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The call out came just after 8pm.