Fire crews battled a massive blaze at a County Durham pizzeria late Monday evening (October 24).
Dramatic footage shows plumes of smoke coming from the ‘Pizza Time’ restaurant on Darlington Road in Ferryhill after a fire broke out in takeout.
Emergency services were called to the scene shortly after 9.30pm Monday evening and firefighters remained on scene until the early hours of Tuesday morning.
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The Northern Echo understands that the fire is not being treated as suspicious.
A County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: ‘Reports of a fire at a pizzeria on Darlington Road in Ferryhill came under the control of the CDDFRS just after 9.30pm on Monday October 24.
“Four devices from Spennymoor, Durham, Darlington and both Ariel Ladder platforms were in attendance. To put out the blaze, they deployed six firefighters in breathing apparatus and used high-pressure hose reels.
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“Firefighters then left the scene at 6.40am. The incident is not being treated as suspicious.
Durham Police, whose Ferryhill station backs onto the Pizza Time restaurant, added that the fire was believed to be accidental.
A spokesperson for the force told The Northern Echo: ‘Police were called at 9.50pm on Monday to assist with road closures following a fire at a restaurant in Darlington Road, Ferryhill.
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