30/04/2012 13:50 BST | Updated 30/06/2012 10:12 BST

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

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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