Crews tackle huge blaze near North East Land Sea and Air Museum in Washington

Firefighters have spent three hours fighting a large blaze that broke out at a barn in Washington.

Huge plumes of black smoke could be seen for miles as a result of a fire at the building off the A1290, close to the North East Land Sea and Air Museum.

Three fire crews, two from South Shields and one from Washington, were dispatched to the scene at 8.07pm with the barn well alight upon their arrival.

Firefighters used three pumps and a jet extinguish the blaze.

A Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman confirmed no one was injured as a result of the fire.

Firefighters left the scene at 9.12pm with it currently unknown how the fire started or the extent of the damage caused.

The spokeswoman said: “We received a call at 8.07pm to reports of a barn fire off the A1290 in Washington.

“We sent three appliances to the scene and the 10mx20m barn was well alight when they arrived.

“Crews used three pumps and one jet to put out the fire.

“No one was injured. Crews left the scene at 9.12pm.”

Chronicle Live – Sunderland