25 June 2020 12:40

Sunderland Marina

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Sign up fornow and never miss the top politics stories again. Sunderland Marina plunged into darkness as plumes of black fire billowed to the sky after a docked boat caught fire. Videos from the marina show the blaze ripping through the dock after the single-boat fire spread to neighbouring vessels.

A witness of the fire posted a video of firefighters intervening on Twitter, commenting: "Drama at Sunderland Marina. A boat caught fire and the blaze has now spread to adjoining boats." One video taken a few metres away from the burning boat shows pillars of black smoke rising into the sky as one boat burns down. Footage appears to show the flames spreading to nearby boats docked in a neat row next to the blaze. Two firefighters can be seen battling the fire from the marina while persistent fumes billow up. In a video shot from the opposite side of the Sunderland Marina shows, the sound of what appears to be a small explosion can be heard coming from close the to boat.

JUST IN: Guy Verhofstadt snubbed: Arch-federalist to lose out on top EU job in post-Brexit rebuild Sign up to FREE email alerts from Mirror - daily news Subscribe Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Invalid Email A boat has caught on fire at Sunderland marina sending a huge plume of black smoke into the sky. An eyewitnesses video shows the boat alight as it is sat at the dockside. A second video, taken from a different vista, appears to show the fire spreading to nearby vessels too. Fire crews have arrived and our dousing the boat with water from the dock. Martin Emerson, an eyewitness has said on Twitter: "The fire is out now. The boat which caught alight has sunk. The boats either side have been damaged." A spokeswoman from Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service said: "Two crews from Sunderland Central attended, three boats were on fire. "Crews arrived shortly before 9am and left about 9:20am." Firefighters were called to the fire at Sunderland Marina. Two crews from Tyne and Wear Rescue Service were called just after 8.50am on Thursday, June 25, to reports of a fire in Sunderland Marina. Firefighters from Sunderland Central battled to extinguish the fire which had spread across three boats in the marina. Dramatic pictures show one of the boats engulfed by flames as firefighters use a hose to bring the fire under control. Plumes of smoke rise above the marina. Picture by Kev Wilson. Sign up to our daily newsletter The i newsletter cut through the noise Sign up Thanks for signing up! Sorry, there seem to be some issues. Please try again later. Submitting... A spokesman for Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service said: "Crews have just put the stop in and are getting ready to leave now. "We were called at 8.51am and had arrived at the scene before 9am. There were three boats and two crews from Sunderland Central attended." The cause of the fire and the extent of the damage to all three boats is not yet known. Plumes of smoke could be seen across the city. A message from the Editor: Thank you for reading this story on our website. While I have your attention, I also have an important request to make of you. In order for us to continue to provide high quality and trusted local news on this free-to-read site, I am asking you to also please purchase a copy of our newspaper. Our journalists are highly trained and our content is independently regulated by IPSO to some of the most rigorous standards in the world. Firefighters tackle the blaze. Pictures by Ian Maggiore But being your eyes and ears comes at a price. So we need your support more than ever to buy our newspapers during this crisis. With the coronavirus lockdown having a major impact on many of our local valued advertisers - and consequently the advertising that we receive - we are more reliant than ever on you helping us to provide you with news and information by buying a copy of our newspaper. Thank you. How to subscribe to the print edition: It's easy to subscribe to your local newspaper. We have arranged a special 20 per cent off subscription offer for people to take advantage of.