Huge fire breaks out at warehouse at Port of Tyne - emergency services at the scene

Firefighters are currently tackling a huge blaze at a Tyneside port.

Emergency services were called to the Port of Tyne in South Shields at around 2.13pm on Wednesday after a fire broke out in a warehouse. Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS) sent six appliances to the scene along with two aerial ladder platforms, while a thick black plume of smoke filled the skyline.

One of the ladders could be seen in use as it doused the roof of the building in water. Port bosses have confirmed a there are no reports of injuries.

Social media users were quick to spot the fire with the plume of smoke spotted from miles around.

A TWFRS spokesperson said: “We can confirm that today (Wednesday 26th June), we received an emergency call at 2.13pm reporting an ongoing incident at Tyne Dock, South Tyneside.

"Our first crew was on scene within two minutes of receiving the call, with six fire appliances and two aerial ladder platforms currently in attendance at the commercial premises."

A Port of Tyne spokesperson said: "Shortly before 3pm, we were made aware of a fire in a warehouse on site. Fire and Rescue Service were quickly on the scene and are managing the situation with our operations team. There are no reported injuries at this time, and further updates will be made available in due course."