A huge fire broke out in the former Shepherds scrap yard on Byker Bank and Albion Row in Byker at around 12-30 this afternoon.
Here is a short video that I shot with my camera just under 2 hours later.
The first 4 photos were taken in Byker within the first 30 minutes.
The following photos were taken some time later around 2 o'clock
Footage from the Northumbria Police helicopter of the Byker Bank scrapyard fire.
Byker scrapyard fire in pictures
BBC News - Newcastle scrapyard fire prompts evacuations
Live coverage of major fire in Byker, Newcastle - ChronicleLive