Fire destroys the Marton Hotel and Country Club

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Emergency services are currently on the scene of a huge blaze at a hotel in Marton, Middlesbrough.

The devastating blaze has destroyed the derelict hotel. The fire broke out at 6pm and at the time of publishing still burning strong.

Cleveland Police have evacuated a number of houses nearby as a precautionary measure.

Those living nearby are urged to stay indoors and keep windows and doors shut.

Pedestrian cordons have been put in place after a large crowd of people gathered to watch the huge flames and plumes of smoke billow from the former hotel.

The fire is likely to leave the building completely destroyed.

Cleveland Fire Brigade said in a statement: “We are currently dealing with a large scale incident at Marton Country Club, Middlesbrough – road closures in place, we recommend avoiding the area.”

Police have blocked local roads to enable emergency services to deal with the fire.

The local pub the Rudds Arms has been closed at the request of the police, and when it is safe to do those people will be evacuated but currently, it is not safe anyone to leave the area.

Police have urged members of the public not to come and watch the fire for their own safety.

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