The Engineers Club on Raby Road Hartlepool is on fire.

Four fire engines are in attendance with the building substantially ablaze.

Firefighters are using breathing apparatus as they tackle the fire which has sent plumes over Hartlepool.

Cleveland Police issued a statement: “Cleveland Police and the Fire Brigade are dealing with a large fire in Hartlepool

Officers were called to the scene at around 7.30pm today, 30 April 2024,  at The Engineers Social Club on Raby Road.

Although there is no threat to members of the public, officers advise that people avoid the area and nearby residents should close windows to avoid the volume of smoke entering their home.

Police will remain on scene while the Fire Brigade deal with the fire.”