Hartlepool house left badly damaged after blaze attended by police and fire services

A house was left badly damaged after a fire in the centre of Hartlepool.

Tuesday, 18th May 2021, 4:44 pm

Emergency services including the fire brigade and police attended the blaze at a mid-terraced property in York Road on Tuesday morning.

Part of the road between Raby Road and Grange Road was taped off during the incident which happened just before 9am.

Luckily, nobody was in the house at the time but one room downstairs was destroyed and the whole of the property suffered smoke damage.

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The fire took place at a house that was unoccupied at the time in York Road.

Cleveland Fire Brigade said they were called at 8.49am and three fire engines attended, two from Hartlepool and one coming from Billingham.

They used two hose reels and eight sets of breathing apparatus to put it out.

The brigade also used high pressure ventilation and thermal image cameras before leaving the scene at 10.36am.

Cleveland Police said they were called when the fire broke out and helped with road closures.

There is no information as to the possible cause of the fire at this stage.

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