The kitchen of a house in Lydia Street, Willington, County Durham, was severely damaged by fire this evening.

Three fire crews, two from Crook and one from Spennymoor, responded to a call at 8.19pm and reported that the blaze in the two-storey house was "well alight".

Firefighters stood down at 9pm after extinguishing the blaze using two hose reels.

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