Fire crews have tonight extinguished a house fire as two dogs were reportedly saved from the blaze.

Firefighters attended Langley Avenue, in Thornaby, shortly after 6.30pm on Thursday (January 18) to reports of smoke coming from one of the properties.

Two crews rushed to the scene to extinguish the blaze.

A passerby who rang 999 said: “‘I was driving past and seen all the smoke, I knocked but there was no answer, I knocked next door to alert them and rang the fire brigade.

The Northern Echo: Two fire engines attended the scene.Two fire engines attended the scene. (Image: TERRY BLACKBURN)

“The occupier was coming back from the shop with her children so thankfully they weren’t in but she said she had two dogs in there.”

The dogs were reportedly saved from the flames. No one is believed to have been injured.

The cause of the blaze is not yet known.

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A spokesperson for the Cleveland Fire Brigade said: “We got the call at 6.28pm. It was a house fire. We had two fire engines in attendance and they used breathing apparatus and two hose reels to deal with the fire.

“They are still in attendance.”