Emergency services have been dealing with an incident following reports of a fire in a County Durham residential street last night. (Friday, June 13)

The alarm was raised on Davy Street in Ferryhill at around 11pm and it is understood police and firefighters were called to the scene along with paramedics.

Unconfirmed reports on social media suggest armed officers had a short stand-off with a man before an arrest was made.

It is understood police remained at the scene throughout the night.

A North East Ambulance Service spokesperson said: "We were called to an incident at a private address at shortly after 11pm last night (14 June) in Ferryhill, Durham.

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“We dispatched one ambulance crew, one clinical team leader, one duty officer and one crew from HART (Hazardous Area Response Team).

“We were then stood down by police.”

Durham Constabulary and County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service have been contacted for further information.