Neighbour raises alarm after spotting Hartlepool house fire
A neighbour alerted firefighters to a house blaze after hearing smoke alarms sounding from inside the property.
Two crews rushed to Cromer Walk, on the Fens Estate, Hartlepool, at 5.33pm on Monday and spent 25 minutes tackling the fire.
A kitchen work surface was damaged while the remainder of the property suffered light smoke damage.
A Cleveland Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said smoke alarms inside the house were activated and alerted the neighbour.
The cause of the blaze has still to be revealed.