Emergency service are dealing with the aftermath of a large fire which has badly damaged a North East property.

Cleveland Police were called to an incident on Dalcross Court in Hemlington, Middlesbrough at about 7.15am today (Monday, October 2).

Fire crews are reportedly still in attendance at the scene and a police cordon has been placed around affected homes.

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A Cleveland Police spokesperson said: "Police were called to a house fire on Dalcross Court, Hemlington just before 7.15am today. 

"Occupants of the address and neighbouring properties were safely evacuated so emergency services could deal with the situation. 

"Enquiries into the incident are underway and we would appeal for anyone with information, doorbell/dashcam or CCTV footage to get contact Cleveland Police on the 101 number quoting ref 196439.

“If you don’t want to speak to police you can pass information anonymously to www.crimestoppers-uk.org or phone them on 0800 555 111.”

A Cleveland Fire Brigade spokesperson said three fire appliances from Thornaby and Coulby Newham attended the scene.

They reported that the fire has caused 80 per cent fire, heat and smoke damage to the property and that all occupants had been accounted for.

The blaze was brought under control by just before 9.15 am.

The spokesperson added: "Investigations will begin as per usual procedure."