Residents evacuated after hotel fire

Walliscote Road, Weston-super-Mare.

Two men were led to safety and around 20 residents were evacuated after a small fire broke out in a store room of a hotel.

Fortunately, the hotel’s alarm system alerted occupants to the fire and the majority had evacuated the building before crews arrived on the scene.

However, all the residents could not be accounted for and as the first floor was smoke logged, six firefighters wearing breathing apparatus were sent in to the building. 

Two tackled the fire using a hose reel, while four firefighters conducted a search of the building. During their search they found two men asleep on the first floor – crews woke them up and led them to safety.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.