Byker Fire Classed As Major Incident – Exclusive Pictures

A Major incident was called after a large fire engulfed Shepherd’s Scrap Yard in Byker in the East end of Newcastle Upon Tyne.

40 fire engines are currently trying to bring the fire under control as a huge plumey of smoke blacks out large portions of the Tyneside sky.

As can be seen by the photos below the smoke can be seen from Newcastle City centre right through to Wallsend on Tyneside and even according to news reports, 30 miles away in Hartlepool.

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