Sunderland homes cleared after fire blocks back door to flats

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A BLOCK of flats was evacuated after a fire filled the building with smoke.

Firefighters and police were called to Moor Close in Hendon at 7.45pm on Saturday after a fire began near to the rear door of the building.

The blaze is not being treated as suspicious and the flats were evacuated as a precaution, with minor damage caused to the entrance.

Two firefighters from Sunderland Central Fire Station were sent to the back of the flats to put out the fire.

A fan was then used to clear the building of fumes and smoke.