Kitchen in block of flats wrecked by blaze

The incident happened at Melsonby Court in Billingham. Image copyright Google Maps.
The incident happened at Melsonby Court in Billingham. Image copyright Google Maps.

A kitchen inside a high rise block of flats was destroyed in a fire.

Five fire appliances from Cleveland Fire Brigade were called to Melsonby Court flats in Low Grange Road, Billingham, after the fire broke out.

Firefighters found the fire was out when they arrived, but used fans to clear the flat of fumes.

Other area of the home were smoke damaged, with fans used to clear the property of smoke.

The incident happened at 7.20pm.