FIREFIGHTERS have been tackling a fire in a house in Weardale.

The blaze broke out in the loft of the home in Wolsingham last night.

At about midnight a spokesperson from County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service said the fire had been extinguished.

A crew from Stanhope, Crook and the aerial ladder platform from Durham attended the scene, using two breathing apparatus and two hose reels to extinguish the flames.