A DERELICT building at the rear of the Raven Hotel in Droitwich was heavily damaged in a fire last night.

Firefighters were called to the hotel in Victoria Square at about 11.10pm last night and found the former staff quarters in flames.

Crews from Worcester, Droitwich and Bromsgrove used three jets and two breathing apparatus to battle the fire.

Roughly 50 per cent of the building was destroyed but no one was hurt.

The cause of the fire is currently unknown.