Rubbish fire spreads to cottage in Sunderland street

Fire crews were called out after a rubbish blaze spread to a cottage.

Wednesday, 20th September 2017, 6:51 am
Updated Wednesday, 20th September 2017, 6:55 am
Regal Road in Millfield, Sunderland. Copyright Google Maps.

It happened just after 10pm yesterday in Regal Road, Millfield.

A pile of furniture and refuse caught fire in the back lane of the property before spreading to the outside of a single-storey property.

Crews from Sunderland Central and Marley Park stations rushed to the scene to put out the blaze.

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About three metres of fascia and three metres of flat roofing on the cottage were severely damaged by fire, but no other damage was caused and no-one was injured.

Firefighters put out the fire using one hose reel while a thermal imaging camera was also used to check for hot spots.