Crews tackle fire at derelict building in Gainford

CREWS tackled flames overnight after a derelict building caught fire on the A67 at Gainford.

The fire had torn through two floors and the roof before firefighters from Darlington and Bishop Auckland arrived at the scene.

Crews used two jets, one hose reel and an aerial ladder platform to tackle the flames.

Witness said emergency vehicles blocked the road and police asked motorists to take an alternative route.

Yorkshire Evening Post