Sunderland LIVE news: Road closures, the latest news, traffic, and weather updates

Hello and welcome to our live news blog for Tuesday, August 13.

By Faye Dixon
Tuesday, 13 August, 2019, 19:48
Funeral of Richie Jordan at St Cecilia's Catholic Church, Ryhope Road, Sunderland.

Firefighters have dealt with a blaze at a house on Abercorn Road in Sunderland this morning and Richie Jordan’s funeral has taken place. Please refresh for updates on these breaking stories and the latest North East news with what’s happening across the roads and rail networks and the weather forecast for the area to help you plan ahead.

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The fire in Abercorn Road as it was ongoing.
Three fire crews were sent to the incident.
Firefighters were called to Abercorn Road in Farringdon in the early hours of today.