Crews battle blaze at Peacocks in Sunderland city centre
An investigation is under way into the cause of a fire which gutted a shop in the centre of Sunderland.
No-one was hurt in the blaze at Peacocks on Blandford Street, which started at about 19.17 GMT on Wednesday.
More than 30 firefighters were on the scene and videos shared on social media showed flames coming from the roof.
A cordon remains in place around the building which is still too unsafe to allow investigators access.
Tyne & Wear Fire & Rescue Service chief fire officer Chris Lowther said crews worked hard to stop the fire spreading to nearby buildings.
In a series of tweets, Mr Lowther posted pictures showing the inside of the store and the first floor ablaze.
He praised the bravery of his officers in tackling a "serious and significant" blaze.
Residents were urged to keep doors and windows closed during the blaze.
The fire service said all shop staff were accounted for and there were not thought to be any casualties.