A garage and a car were destroyed when a blaze broke out in the town in the early hours of this morning.
Fire crews were called to Hartlepool's Wilton Road at 3.43am today following reports of a garage on fire.
The blaze destroyed the brick-built garage and also the car which was inside.
The adjoining garage was also damaged by smoke from the fire.
A spokesman for the fire station said the cause of the blaze is not yet known.