BREAKING: Emergency Services Battling Fire In Birtley
This is a breaking news story and will be updated regularly.
What do we know so far?
Emergency services have been battling a building fire in Birtley, Gateshead.
Durham Road is closed from Harras Bank to Vigo Lane until mid morning at the earliest.
Residents are being asked to keep their windows closed due to large smoke particles in the air.
There is a diversion in place – Vigo lane to Portobello Rd, Birtley lane to Harras Bank.
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