Fire severely damages Whitley Bay home

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A FIRE completely destroyed a bedroom and severely damaged other parts of a home in Whitley Bay on Monday afternoon.

The blaze broke out in a detached property on The Links shortly before 3pm.

Twelve fire fighters from North Shields and Gosforth tackled the fire which started in a rear bedroom of the two-storey property.

A Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said the rest of the house was 50 per cent severely damaged by smoke and slightly water damaged.