Firefighters have put out a fire at a house in Washington.
Two fire crews from Washington Fire Station and a third from Birtley were called to Bamburgh Close, Oxclose this morning.
A Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said the fire had broken out in the ground floor of a block of six flats.
The lounge carpet of the flat was damaged.
Firefighters removed a cigarette and used water from the flat’s domestic supply to extinguish the blaze.
The occupant of the flat was at home but unhurt.