Tyne & Wear

Seaham Harbour View Hotel destroyed by fire

Fire Image copyright North East Ambulance Service
Image caption Nine appliances were used to bring the fire under control

An investigation is under way after an empty hotel in County Durham was destroyed by fire.

At the height of the blaze at the Harbour View Hotel on North Terrace in Seaham on Sunday night, nine appliances were at the scene, and nearby homes were evacuated.

The building later partially collapsed onto the pavement and the road remains closed pending a structural assessment.

Police and the fire service are carrying out a joint investigation.

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