Women and children flee Sunderland house after bedroom blaze breaks out

A woman and three children fled a house after a fire broke out in the bedroom of a Wearside home.

Friday, 10th January 2020, 5:29 pm

Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service has sent an appliance from Marley Park and another from Sunderland Central to Reading Road in Hylton Red House in Sunderland.

Two teams of four firefighters were sent to the scene just after 4pm today, Friday, January 10.

The fire started in a drawer in the bedroom of the home, with the woman and three children clearing the house after they were alerted to the blaze by a smoke alarm.

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A man who also lives there was out at the time of the call out.

A burned mattress was removed from the inside of the house in the wake of the fire.

The fire service has said the cause of the incident is not yet known.

Firefighters on the scene of the incident on the Hylton Red House estate.
A report of a house fire was made to Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service shortly after 4pm today.
Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue sent two crews to Reading Road after reports of a blaze. Image copyright Google Maps.
One of the two appliances tasked with the incident earlier on today.