TV fire alert

FIRE crews were called after a woman reported that her television was on fire.

Firefighters said when they arrived at the woman’s house, in Stockton Road, Hartlepool, the appliance was not on fire, though it smelled of smoke.

Two crews from Stranton Fire Station attended the scene and firefighters removed the TV set and placed it in the woman’s back yard for safety.

The woman was given a home safety visit following the incident, which happened around 9.15pm on Saturday.