Dated: 25 Feb 2012
Police are appealing for witnesses after a house fire in South Tyneside.
It happened between 4.50pm and 5pm, on Thursday when a shed in Boldon Lane was set on fire, the fire spread to cause substantial damage to the adjoining property.
No-one was seriously injured.
Officers believe the fire was started deliberately and are treating it as arson.
Anyone who has any information should contact Northumbria Police on 101 ext 69191 or alternatively Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.