Hartlepool flats damaged after wheelie bin catches fire

Lynmouth Walk in Hartlepool. Copyright Google Maps.
Lynmouth Walk in Hartlepool. Copyright Google Maps.

A flat’s doorway caught light and the neighbouring home was also hit by smoke damage when a wheelie bin blaze spread.

Two fire appliances were called to Lynmouth Walk, off Wiltshire Way, at 2.40am today after the blaze was spotted.

Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus use a water jet to put out the fire.

The incident left the doorway to one flat, with half the home affected by smoke inside and the neighbouring property also harmed by fumes.