Fire crews tackle blaze at Marton Hotel and Country Club
There were devastating scenes at a vacant Teesside hotel as fire ripped through the site.
Cleveland Fire Brigade were called following reports of a fire at Marton Hotel and Country Club, just after 7.00pm on Thursday.
At least 6 fire engines and an ambulance were at the scene as black smoke bellowed out and could be seen for miles.
Flames engulfed the site, which closed in October 2017. Police have closed the A172 Stokesley Road in both directions while fire crews try to contain the blaze.
The site, which has been closed for over a year, was recently used in training exercises for both Cleveland Police and Cleveland Fire Brigade Service.
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."