Falmouth Beach Hotel, Cornwall, In Flames As Fire Crews Battle 'Massive' Blaze (PICTURES, VIDEO)

Huffington Post UK  |  By Posted: 30/04/2012 13:50 Updated: 1/05/2012 09:24

Firefighters are battling a fire at a seafront hotel in Cornwall popular with honeymooners.

Ten fire pumps are currently at the scene of the family-run Falmouth Beach Hotel. The fire is thought to have started on the third floor of the building.

Reporters on the scene from the Falmouth Packet have described the blaze as “massive” and local radio stations have joined calls urging people to avoid the sea front as fire crews, police and ambulance gather at the scene. Another Twitter eyewitness said the fire was "raging".

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service were notified of the blaze at midday and it is believed all guests have been safely evacuated.

The roof of the hotel, which is operated by Best Western, has collapsed, the BBC reports.

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Sergeant Gary Watts
beach hotel is on fire. All persons are believed safe. Emergency services are dealing. Avoid the area!!


Source FM
All our support and thoughts to Falmouth Beach Hotel and local fire services. Please avoid the seafront right now


Best Western GB
We are sad to confirm that the BW Falmouth Beach Hotel in Falmouth is currently on fire. If you're staying here call 08453130114 for info


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