Firefighters tackle massive hotel blaze that appears to have started in old ballroom

Mail Online | 6/13/2019 | Terri-ann Williams For Mailonline
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Fightfighters are currently tackling a huge blaze at a hotel that appears to have started in a disused ballroom of the building.

Residents of the area on the outskirts of Middlesbrough gathered outside the Marton Hotel and Country Club in Marton-in-Cleveland to see the hotel engulfed in flames.

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Police have now told people to stay away from the area and traffic is also being diverted away from the scene.

Black smoke can be seen billowing from the rear of the building, which closed in October 2017. Witnesses said the fire appears to be concentrated in the area where the ballroom was situated.

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Parts of the building appeared to have collapsed and the blaze could be seen coming out of the windows while bystanders watched on in horror - some even took their dog along to watch the inferno.

The property is boarded up after standing derelict for more than a year.

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Cleveland Fire UK tweeted: 'We are currently dealing with a large scale incident at Marton Country Club, Middlesbrough - road closures in place, we recommend avoiding the area!'

Fire engines could be seen at the scene and a crane had been erected in order to pour water on the burning building.

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