Do not underestimate the danger and the detriment of hotel fires.
Whether your hotel is occupied, unoccupied, closed for the holiday’s or derelict, it is your responsibility to have the right fire protection in place.
Here are our 5 worst reported hotel fires from this year so far. But don’t forget, this is also what could happen to your hotel if your fire protection is at risk or outdated:
1. Hambledon House Hotel Fire
Occurred in Surrey, 24 January 2018
“A horrifying hotel fire broke out in the 16th century, Hambledon House, Surrey at 9.45am on Wednesday 24 January. Surrey Fire and Rescue Service were called to extinguish the blaze, which also required back up from Hampshire Fire service. A total of eight fire engines, an aerial ladder platform and a water carrier were required as a result…”
2. Breckland Lodge Hotel Fire
An accidental fire in Attleborough, 6 February 2018
The hotel had building’s ranging in age from “five to 100 years old.” “The owner of a hotel and pub has vowed the premises will re-open.” However, statistics show that around 80% of businesses, cease trading after 6 months to a serious fire. Read more.
3. Leonard Stocks Centre, Hostel Fire
The devastating hostel fire, Devon, 14 February 2018
A £2million hostel was subject to fire, smoke and water damage due to an incident which occurred on February 14th. The hostel fire began at around 8:30 pm, resulting in uncertainty for the homeless residents, who subsequently had to be rehomed… Read more.
4. Sheringham Hotel Fire
Suspected arson, Norfolk, 28 February 2018
“Fire ripped through the 107-year-old Southlands Hotel”. Group manager Scott Norman said the weather conditions therefore made it “horrendously challenging”… Read more here.
Ballymun, Dublin, 22 March
Witness Anthony Flynn told the telegraph: “We are looking at the top seven floors that appear to be alight. It seems to be spreading like mad. It’s exactly what it looked like at Grenfell. It appears to have started on the top two floors but has spread downwards and upwards.” Find out more here.
Are you worried that your hotel could be added to the worst hotel fires list, later in 2018? Then let us complete a FREE site survey for you and help you to make sure your hotel and your people are safe from hotel fires. So call 0845 402 3045 or email our friendly sales team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Original Sources: BBC | Eastern Daily Press | Telegraph