Smoke seen for miles across Sunderland skyline as firefighters tackle caravan blaze

Firefighters tackled a caravan fire in Sunderland which sent plumes of black smoke billowing over the city’s skyline.

Sunday, 30th August 2020, 8:33 pm

Two crews from Sunderland Central fire station were called to the scene of the blaze involving one caravan on Thelma Street at 4.11pm on Sunday, August 30.

Read More

Read More
Read more: The often grim history of the site of the new Minster Park

During the incident residents in the area reported seeing large amounts of black smoke visible from the top of Chester Road in the city.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

Firefighters were called to a caravan fire on Thelma Street in Sunderland.

Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service confirmed that crews left the scene at 4.40pm but were unable to say what caused the fire.

A message from the Editor:

With the coronavirus lockdown having a major impact on many of our advertisers - and consequently the revenue we receive - we are more reliant than ever on you taking out a digital subscription.

You can subscribe to this website and enjoy unlimited access to local news and information online and on our app.

Firefighters tackling the caravan fire on Thelma Street in Sunderland.

With a digital subscription, you can read more than 5 articles, see fewer ads, enjoy faster load times, and get access to exclusive newsletters and content. Simply click ‘Subscribe’ in the menu.

You can subscribe to the newspaper with 20% off here. Thank you.

Residents in the area reported how the smoke could be seen for miles across the city.