Newcastle fire: Watch as firefighters tackle the blaze at Grade II listed Henderson Old Hall

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Watch as a Grade II listed building was destroyed in Newcastle yesterday.

A Grade II listed building was severely damaged yesterday after a blaze broke out in Newcastle.

Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service were called out to Henderson Old Hall on Etherson Avenue at 2:15pm.

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The fire at the old, vacant student accommodation was tackled by 54 firefighters at its height and now drone footage has been released to show the scale of the damage.

Area Manager Dave Leach, of TWFRS said: “This is the largest fire we have seen in some time and it has been a very protracted response for everyone involved.

“It was a fast acting fire that has been challenging to keep under control but we are confident that it has now been extinguished thanks to the hard work of our firefighters.

“They have worked through the night to dampen down embers to prevent them from reigniting and that is challenging in itself given the sheer size of the building.

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“The drone footage we are releasing shows the scale of the damage this fire has caused, and the nature of what we have been faced with since that first emergency call.

“I want to take this opportunity to thank our Fire Control staff, the firefighters who responded and every member of support staff who assisted our response.

“We are really proud of how hard they worked and we hope that the public are reassured that our staff will be there through thick and thin to keep communities safe.

“I also want to thank our partner agencies for the support they have shown and the public in the area who were disrupted by the incident and have been patient with us during our response.”

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