Hartlepool fire: Live updates as emergency services called to blaze at sheltered accommodation

Cleveland Fire Brigade and Cleveland Police were called to a blaze at a sheltered accommodation complex in Hartlepool.

Wednesday, 14th August 2019, 9:57 am

The fire service sent three appliances to Newholm Court, in Ormesby Road, with crews from Hartlepool, Billingham and Thornaby in attendance. A spokeswoman for Cleveland Police confirmed on Tuesday, August 13 that the force had been notified of the incident at 3.30pm. Newholm Court is described as retirement housing. Thirteen housing group has confirmed that the incident was at one of its properties.

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Police at scene of a fire at Newholm Court, Hartlepool.
Emergency services were called to the scene between 3.20pm and 3.30pm on Tuesday, August 13.