FIRE ripped through the derelict Woodside Hotel in Birkenhead last week for the second time this summer.
Four crews battled the blaze from both sides, and above using an aerial platform, after Merseyside Fire Service received a call at 1.40pm on Wednesday.
The three-storey building was unoccupied. The first floor, second floor and roof of the hotel have all been badly damaged.
Merseyside Police were also on scene and closed a stretch of Hamilton Street and Chester Street to traffic as firefighters aimed high pressure hoses at the worst affected areas.
On June 4, the first and second floors were severely damaged in what investigators believed was an arson attack.