Firefighters are tackling a large building fire on High Street, Newcastle.
The call was received just after 7am this morning reporting a building fire at the Poundstretcher store. Firefighters arrived to find a three storey building approximately 80m x 30m well alight. At the height of the incident there were 10 fire engines and two aerial ladder platforms. Firefighters are tackling the fire externally using jets and the aerial ladder platform is being used to tackle the fire from above. The incident was scaled down at approximately 9.30am, to five fire engines and two aerial ladder platforms.
The cause of the fire is not known at this stage.