A fire has broken out near the site of a former popular pub, in Middlesbrough. 

Cleveland Fire Brigade were alerted to a fire near the site of the former Parklands Pub, on Skippers Lane, in Normanby, at around 6.30 pm this evening (Sunday, September 17). 

An outbuilding, measuring approximately 10 by 5 meters had caught fire, with plumes of smoke seen across the area as the shed quickly set alight. 

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The fire brigade was on the scene quickly, and the fire had been extinguished by 8 pm, using two hose reels. 

Two fire engines attended the fire, and a spokesperson confirmed that no one had been injured in the blaze, despite its fierce appearance. 

Currently, it is not known how the fire started.