Pictures show the devastation following a fire at a Boldon business last night

Firefighters tackled a huge blaze after a fire broke out damaging two businesses in Boldon Colliery.

Thursday, 3rd January 2019, 8:24 am
Updated Wednesday, 9th January 2019, 7:23 am
The devastation at Barkers motorbike repair shop

Emergency services were called at 9.50pm last night to a fire at Barkers motorbike repair shop and M & S Prestige Sales.

Two crews from South Shields, one crew from Washington and one from Hebburn were called to the blaze in North Road, Boldon Colliery, as flames were seen tearing through the roof.

The devastation at Barkers motorbike repair shop

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An investigation into the cause of the fire is now underway.

A spokesperson for Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service said no one was injured in the blaze.

A single story metal shed at Barkers was completely destroyed by the fire along with around 200 tyres and 10 scrap scooters.

There was also heat damaged caused to the main building including fire damage to the cladding and roof.

The devastation at Barkers motorbike repair shop

Cladding and the fire door at M & S Prestige Sales - an independent Mercedes-Benz sales and bodywork specialists - was 100% severely damaged by fire.

Twenty cylinders in the vicinity were cooled down by fire crews.

The fire affected two businesses on North Road. Picture credit: Google
Fire tore through the business last night