Washing machine sparks fire in Sunderland home

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A KITCHEN has been left ruined after a washing machine caught light.

A crew from Sunderland Central Fire Station were called to a house in Sydenham Terrace, Barnes, at 10.50pm yesterday to tackle the blaze.

The machine was wrecked by the fire, with the remainder of the kitchen damaged by smoke.

The crew spent an hour at the house dealing with the incident.