A large fire led to people being evacuated and a power cut to 300 properties in Gateshead.
Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue service said it deployed 38 firefighters to the site.
The blaze started in business premises behind Westfield Terrace and Alexandra Road, near to Gateshead Corporation Sports and Social Club.
The fire service evacuated six people from nearby homes and urged residents to close doors and windows.
Northern Power said it expected supplies to be restored by 19:00 GMT on Saturday.
We have 39 firefighters from Gateshead, Hebburn, Gosforth, West Denton, Byker, Birtley, Newcastle Central & Marley Park Community Fire Stations at #Gateshead Corporation Club fire. Please avoid the area. Keep doors and windows closed.— Tyne and Wear FRS (@Tyne_Wear_FRS) March 16, 2019