AN off licence has been damaged due to a small fire.

Cleveland Fire Brigade were called to Simply Drinks, on Upsall Grove in the Fairfield area of Stockton, this morning to deal with what is understood to be an electrical fire.

The road outside the shop was blocked off so firefighters could deal with the incident.

It has since reopened.

At the time, Stagecoach North East said its 61 service was unable to pass the scene but it hoped to get back to normal as soon as possible.

The Northern Echo has contacted Cleveland Fire Brigade for more information.