Investigation into fire in Blyth

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Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service’s fire investigation officer is looking into an incident that took place yesterday evening in Blyth town centre.

Fire crews, two from Pegswood station and two from West Hartford station, were sent to the scene after a call was made at 5.38pm reporting a fire in Market Street.
A request was then made to Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service for an aerial ladder platform to help with the response.

The buildings in this area include shop units, some of which were still shut this morning.

The Silx Teen Bar premises are nearby and a message on the charity’s Facebook page says they will be closed today as the team need to wait for the smoke and smell to clear.

However, it also says that the premises will be open tomorrow as normal.

The crew from Tyne and Wear was released at 8.47pm. The others remained to check for hotspots and three of the crews were stood down between 9.48pm and 9.51pm.

The final crew remaining at the scene was then released at 10.06pm.