Investigation after dozens of firefighters called to warehouse blaze in Blaydon Industrial Park

Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service respond to warehouse fire in Blaydon Industrial Park
-Credit: (Image: TWFRS)


A fire investigation is under way after a warehouse blaze broke out in Blaydon Industrial Park.

On Sunday night, 38 firefighters from Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service were on the scene tackling the fire for over three hours.

The fire service are now working with blue light colleagues at Northumbria Police to investigate the cause of the fire. No-one is believed to have been injured in the incident, with the warehouse empty due to the fire taking place on Sunday evening.

A Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: "We can confirm on Sunday evening that eight appliances and an incident command unit were deployed to a building fire in Gateshead. The emergency call was received at 8.07 pm, which saw firefighters being sent to tackle the blaze at a former distribution warehouse on Blaydon Industrial Park.

Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service respond to warehouse fire in Blaydon Industrial Park
Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service respond to warehouse fire in Blaydon Industrial Park -Credit:TWFRS

"At the height of the fire, 38 firefighters were on scene tackling the fire, and our crews left the scene at 11.19pm when the fire had been safely extinguished. We are now working with our blue light colleagues at the police to investigate the cause of the fire."

A Northumbria Police spokesperson added: "At 8.30pm on Sunday (May 26), officers received a report via Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS) of a fire at an industrial premises on Chainbridge Road, in the Blaydon area of Gateshead.

"Emergency services attended and the fire was later extinguished. No-one is believed to have been injured in the incident. An investigation into the cause of the fire is under way alongside TWFRS and enquiries are ongoing."