A fleet of fire engines attended a blaze in an old Thornaby pub – with six engines pictured at the scene.
Calls went into emergency services at 7pm on Tuesday to say the former Golden Eagle pub, in Thornaby, was alight.
Cleveland Fire Brigade sent a large team of firefighters to tackle the blaze, with drone pictures showing six engines on scene. One of those included an engine with aerial platform.
A Cleveland Police vehicle and an ambulance from the North East Ambulance Service were also stationed nearby.
A spokeswoman for the brigade said crews were still fighting the fire at 9pm, with three fire engines still there.
She said: “We were called at 7.01pm. We sent several appliances to the scene and there are three remaining (at 9pm). “
A fuller update is expected to be released after the incident has been dealt with.
Efforts to see it sorted out have gone on for years. In 2019, architects drew up plans for a redesign at the former hotel including a bar-restaurant, banqueting facilities, communal areas and assisted living.