Alert over sofa on fire against wall of house in Hartlepool

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FIREFIGHTERS were called to put out a sofa that was on fire in a run-down street.

A crew from Stranton Fire Station was called to Rodney Street, off Murray Street, where a discarded couch had been set alight against the wall of a derelict house.

The incident happened around 8.10pm on Tuesday and the crew spent 10 minutes on scene.