Joinery company fire near Darlington

13 May 2019

A joinery company near Darlington was hit by a large fire at the weekend.

Ten fire crews were called to the fire at a company believed to be Appletree Joinery in Linde Way on the Aycliffe Business Park, Newton Aycliffe on Sunday morning.

Nearby residents were told to keep doors and windows shut because of extensive smoke in the area created by the fire.

One fire crew was still at the scene on Monday afternoon after crews worked around the clock to contain the blaze. Damage has been caused to a section of warehousing but it is unclear yet what the extent of the damage is.

A fire and police investigation will be held to establish the cause of the blaze.