Fire crews were called to a derelict hotel for the second time in two weeks on Monday (July 31) night.

Another blaze broke out at the former Golden Eagle Hotel in Thornaby at around 9.45pm on Monday.

Seven fire crews attended the scene where they found a pile of rubbish on fire which had spread to the entrance of the building.

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Firefighters took just under an hour to get the flames under control before leaving the scene.

The Northern Echo: Crews at the scene of the fire.Crews at the scene of the fire. (Image: TERRY BLACKBURN)

It comes after a suspected arson attack at the eyesore hotel two weeks ago on Tuesday (July 18).

A Cleveland Fire Brigade spokesperson said: “We were called to an incident on July 31 at 21.45 at the Golden Eagle Hotel in Thornaby.

“Seven fire engines were in attendance from Middlesbrough, Thornaby, Coulby Newham, Saltburn and Hartlepool. Pile of rubbish on fire which spread to entrance.

“Two hose reels and positive pressure ventilation used. 10% fire damage to entrance of hotel. We left the scene at 22.41.”

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Five fire crews were called to the hotel on July 18 with police launching an investigation into the suspected arson attack.

Officers are yet to say whether the second blaze is being treated as suspected arson.

The Northern Echo has contacted Cleveland Police for an update.