Fire crews spent a second day battling a deep-seated fire at a haulage warehouse on Tyneside.
At one point 40 firefighters were on the scene at Ramage Transport on New York Way in New York, near the Silverlink.
There were nine fire engines, an aerial ladder platform and the major incident command unit in attendance at the height of the operation on Saturday September 22.
By the morning of Sunday September 23, there still were five appliances and demolition experts Thompsons of Prudhoe had been called in to look at dismantling dangerous parts of the building.
It was only around 4pm on Sunday afternoon that Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue said their presence had been scaled down to one pump.
A structural engineer was expected to examine the damaged warehouse on Monday September 24.
The warehouse was full of packaging materials which were fuelling the blaze.
Twitter user @davebrennan said the smoke was visible from Washington on Wearside.
And Michelle @MrsMcGregor23 tweeted: "Smoke was consuming North Shields."
Officers enforced some road closures on the New York industrial estate. All roads were reopened by 11.35am and the Coast Road and A19 were unaffected by the smoke.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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