Garage fire causes evacuation

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TWENTY five homes were evacuated in Wallsend last night after a fire broke out at a garage.

Emergency services were called to AJ Garage on Brentwood Grove just after midnight, where the single story 50 by 25 metre garage was alight.

A total of 56 firefighters attended the scene and homes in Cedar Grove were evacuated for two hours as a precaution with a 50m cordon put in place.

The cause of the fire is yet unknown.