Firefighters were called to tackle a kitchen fire at a house in Hartlepool.
Two engines from Hartlepool Stranton Fire Station were called to Barton Avenue in Rift House at around 11.49pm on Sunday.
The fire was in the kitchen of the home and caused a large amount of smoke damage to the property.
The fire service confirmed that those inside the house were able to get themselves out of the property before firefighters arrived.
No one was injured in the incident.
Crews left the scene at 12.24am.