Police and fire service launch probe after fire rips through terraced house in Stanley

A fire devastated a terraced house in Stanley on Tuesday afternoon. Police and fire services were both called to Good Street in the County Durham town shortly after 12.20pm. Firefighters were able to bring the fire under control by around 2pm, and no-one is understood to have been injured.

Images from the scene showed the terraced house had suffered significant damage. The emergency services have now launched a probe into the cause of the fire.

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A County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: "At 12:24pm today, our control room received reports of a fire at a house on Good Street, Stanley. One fire engine from High Handenhold, one fire engine from Consett and one fire engine from Spennymoor fire station attended the scene.

"On arrival crews found a terraced house well alight. Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus were quickly deployed to extinguish the fire using a hose reel, thermal imaging camera and positive pressure ventilation. Crews left the scene just before 2pm. We are working with our colleagues at Durham Constabulary to establish the cause of the fire."

A spokesperson for Durham Constabulary said: "An investigation is underway following a house fire in Good Street, Stanley, at about 12.30pm today (Tuesday, July 2). Emergency services are in attendance and the road is currently closed in both directions. No-one was injured.

"Anyone with any information is asked to call Durham Constabulary on 101, quoting incident reference 148 of July 2."