Shocking photos show the fire damage at derelict building near the Stadium of Light

Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service have confirmed that the building on Millennium Way was detroyed in the fire.

Thursday, 3rd December 2020, 12:31 pm
Photos show the extend of the damage caused by the fire.

Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS) have released photos of a derelict building on Millennium Way in Sunderland which has been “severely damaged” following a blaze.

The fire service have said that the damage has been caused by both the fire and then smoke.

Two fire crews from Sunderland Central and one from Marley Park were called to the derelict building near the Stadium of Light at around 4.20pm on Monday, November 30.

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It took crews almost an hour to bring the blaze under control.

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It took almost an hour for firefighters to bring the blaze under control, with crews having to use two water jets, along with breathing apparatus to get inside the building, a triple extension ladder and a thermal image camera to aid them.

TWFRS have revealed that the cause of the fire is currently unknown at this time and it is understood that no one was injured during the incident.

A TWFRS spokesperson said: “The fire was a derelict single storey building. Two crews from Sunderland Central and one from Marley Park attended.

Two crews from Sunderland Central and one from Marley Park attended the scene.

“The building was 100% severely damaged by fire and smoke.

"The cause of the blaze is unknown. Crews arrived at 16:23 and left at 17:15 on Monday 30 November.”

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TWFRS have said the building is "severely damaged".

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Firefighters had to use breathing apparatus when tackling the fire.