Crews tackle fire in disused hotel

Madeira Road, Weston-super-mare

More than 50 firefighters tackled a fire in a disused hotel which spread to a neighbouring building.

When crews arrived at the incident they found a well-developed fire in the disused building which was spreading to a property next door via the roof.

At the height of the fire more than 50 firefighters were on scene with seven fire engines, a turnt

 

able ladder and supporting vehicles. Eight firefighters in breathing apparatus used four 45mm jets and a high pressure hose reel to bring the fire under control.

There were reports that some people were inside the building but all persons were accounted for. Crews remain on the scene this morning damping down and checking for hotspots.

An investigation into the cause of the fire will take place this morning.