Steel River Blues was a 2004 ITV drama series about the Fire Brigade set in Middlesbrough, Cleveland. Though it had no official connection to London's Burning, comparisons were inevitable and it was regarded as a spiritual successor, leading to nicknames like Teeside's Burning.
Steel River Blues starred Daniel Casey, John Bowler, Clare Buckfield and Charles Dale. The show was produced by Ken Horn, who also directed episodes of London's Burning. It was not initially a hit as London's Burning had been, and was cancelled after one series due to poor viewing figures.