EMERGENCY services were called to a fire at a Bishop Auckland cafe on Thursday morning.

Two fire engines were sent to the Fifteas Vintage Tearoom, in Market Place, just after 9am because a chip pan had caught fire and a worker was unable to fully extinguish the blaze with a fire blanket.

A witness at the scene said she couldn't see any smoke or fire damage and the fire engines were not there long.

Staff at the tea room said the fire was put out quickly and no one was injured.