A huge blaze engulfed a hotel in Scarborough this morning (Sunday).
Fifty firefighters tackled the fire at the disused Marine Residence Hotel on Belmont Road.
Ten appliances, two aerial platforms and a water bowser were sent to the scene.
Firefighters were called out at 12.52am, with the police following shortly after at 1am.
Buildings either side of the property were evacuated as a safety precaution.
The road was closed to protect members of the public and to allow emergency services to work at the scene.
A North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service spokesperson said: “Crews sectorised the incident and surrounded the fire utilising the two aerial ladder platforms as water tower to dowse the fire from above.
“Numerous hose reel jets and 45mm jets were used to bring the fire under control.”
Belmont Road, Scarborough
A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “There are no reports of casualties at this time, however, until the building has been searched, this cannot be confirmed.
“Please avoid the area at this time.
“Local residents in the area of the fire should keep their windows and doors closed due to the large plume of smoke from the fire.”
At 5.38am, Station Manager Tony Walker tweeted this video and update:
And at 3.18pm, North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service gave a further update: “Emergency services remain at the scene of a large fire at the disused Marine Residence Hotel in Scarborough.
“The fire has been extinguished but the structure of the property is unsafe. A cordon remains in place to protect members of the public and the road is also closed.
“At this time the cause of the fire is undetermined. Due to the unsafe structure of the building, fire investigators cannot enter the remains of the property until it is safe to do so.
“To date there have been no reports of any casualties, however that cannot be confirmed at this time.”
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