Crew tackle tyre blaze

FIREFIGHTERS were called to tackle a blaze at a recycling centre.

A crew from Stranton Fire Brigade went to the Household Waste Recycling Centre, in Burn Road, Hartlepool, where a skip containing tyres was on fire at 8.30pm last night.

The fire officers used water from a hose reel to extinguish the flames and then left the plant 45 minutes later.