Cleveland firefighters tackle fire at former nightclub

10 appliances were called to the fire
10 appliances were called to the fire

Firefighters are currently 'dampening down' a former nightclub which was ablaze in Middlesbrough earlier this morning.

Ten appliances from Cleveland Fire Brigade were called to a fire at the old Arena Nightclub in Middlesbrough earlier this morning.

Six appliances remain at the site where a fire broke out in the three-storey building.

Firefighters were tackling a blaze on the second floor of the building which was approximately 50m by 50m.

Crews are currently 'dampening down' at the former nightclub site.

Previously, a spokesman for fire brigade said: "Cleveland Fire Brigade were called at 9.39am and are currently in attendance at the old Arena Nightclub, Newport Road, Cannon Park in Middlesbrough.

"We have 10 fire fighting appliances in attendance. We have an aerial ladder platform and command and control with supporting appliance.

"This is a fire involving the building."