EMERGENCY services are at the scene of a fire at a pizza shop.

Firefighters are tackling the blaze at Pizza Nova on Peterlee Cottages, Wheatley Hill.

The cause and nature of the fire are not yet known.

A spokesperson for County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service said: "Two appliances from Wheatley Hill and Peterlee are attending a fire in a shop on Peterlee Cottages, Wheatley Hill.

"Two Hosereels and two sets of Breathing Apparatus currently in use."