FIREFIGHTERS were called to an allotment blaze in the early hours of today.
Two engines from Hartlepool Stranton station were called to the allotments at Thornhill Gardens, Hartlepool at 12.59am.
The blaze involved five sheds and spread to several allotments.
Three sheds were destroyed and two others were damaged.
The fire also involved two propane cylinders.
Firefighters said no one was at the allotments and no nearby residents were in danger.