FIRE crews were called to a kitchen fire.
Two crews from Peterlee Fire Station were sent to a house in Park Terrace, in Horden, around 5.20pm on Wednesday.
Two sets of breathing apparatus and a fan were used during the incident, which saw firefighters in attendance for around half an hour.
A County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said: “At 5.19pm we received a call informing us of a house fire in Park Terrace, Horden.
“Two appliances from Peterlee Fire Station were dispatched.
“This was a small fire in the kitchen and two sets of breathing apparatus and a positive pressure ventilation fan were in use.
“At 5.40pm the use of the breathing apparatus and fan were discontinued.”