FIRE officers are investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed an outhouse building.
The 24ft by 12ft brick shed was damaged during a blaze at Brierton Lane allotments in Hartlepool.
Two crews from Stranton Fire Station spent an hour from 1.10am tackling the blaze.
Watch manager Andy Robinson said: “It was completely destroyed while we got there as the fire had been going for some considerable time.”
Mr Robinson said there was no sign of forced entry and the brigade is still investigating the cause, although it is not being treated as suspicious at the moment.