Tees

Fire sweeps through row of shops in Eaglescliffe

Fire at Durham Lane, Eaglescliffe
Image caption Businesses including a pizza and fish shop, Indian takeaway, hairdresser's and bookmaker's have been destroyed.

A row of shops on Teesside has been destroyed in a fire.

Up to 40 firefighters were involved in tackling the blaze in Durham Lane, Eaglescliffe, after it broke out at about 01:45 BST.

Cleveland Police said businesses including a pizza and fish shop, Indian takeaway, hairdresser's and bookmaker's had been destroyed.

No-one is thought to have been inside. The fire was later brought under control.

Durham Lane was completely closed for a time.

Police said the fire was believed to have started in the pizza shop and an investigation would be carried out into the cause.

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