Massive Fire Engulfs New Castle City Centre


Britain: People are believed to be inside a building in Newcastle where a large fire has broken out, Tyne and Wear Fire Service said.

Fifty-five fire fighters and numerous engines are currently battling the blaze at The Kard Bar Prints & Posters shop on Cross Street, which also has offices above it, the service said.

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People are believed to be inside the building where the blaze was reported just after 8.45am this morning and fire crews have rushed to the scene on Cross Street, off Westgate Road. It is thought the fires started in poster and print shop, the Kard Bar.

The city centre is on lockdown by police while the blaze is ongoing. Large plumes of black smoke are filling the air around the city centre as the flames spread through the shop and can be seen throughout the city.