Blur Star Graham Coxon Flees Falmouth Beach Hotel Blaze While Three Guests Remain 'Unaccounted For' (PICTURES)

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Blur guitarist Graham Coxon was one of the guests forced to flee from the blaze | Twitter/jjwicks

Blur guitarist Graham Coxon was among guests forced to flee a raging fire at a seafront hotel in Cornwall yesterday.

The 43-year-old was staying at the Falmouth Beach Hotel when the blaze began and took to Twitter to describe his experience.

graham coxon
well yes. We watched it... We had to leave the foyer and then watch it get worse and worse..rather sad

Three people staying at the 120-bedroom hotel, which is popular with honeymooners, are still "unaccounted for", police said today.

Firefighters said the blaze, which was tackled by more than 100 firefighters at its peak, started at the rear of the property in Cliff Road and was whipped up by gale-force winds.

Urgent efforts were made to account for guests, many of whom were out on day trips at the time.

Former Blur guitarist Graham Coxon was performing in town as a solo artist

Devon and Cornwall Police said today three "have not been located at this time".

A Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: "The scene is still being monitored, the crew are monitoring hot spots and damping down.

"A fire investigation will be taking place later this morning."

Ten fire pumps were sent to the scene of the family-run hotel.

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

Scroll down for more pictures and video of the blaze

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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