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Top 5 Worst Hotel Fires Since 2014

Did you know in the 12 months leading to April 2019, there were 613 fires within Hotels, B&B’s and other sleeping accommodation.

As a hotel manager, we understand you want to keep your people and premises safe. Fires can affect any part of a hotel and can be started in a variety of ways, so therefore we thought we’d let you know an overview of the top 5 worse hotel fires since 2014.

Here are our top 5 worst hotel fires since 2014

5. Caledonian Hotel – Newcastle – October 2019

More than 30 firefighters battled the blaze at the Caledonian Hotel in Newcastle. Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service was called to the premises at 5.23 PM. There were no reported casualties. However, the fire service had to work incredibly hard to contain the fire.

Local residents were warned to close their windows and doors to avoid smoke inhalation.

4. Lynton Hosue Hotel – Westen-Super-Mare – January 2018

Avon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service were called to Lynton House Hotel after the building caught alight. The fire started on the first floor and engulfed the entire building. Smoke was seen billowing out across the seafront while 8 fire crews battled to contain it.

3. Sheddon Hall Hotel – Torquay – June 2019

The historic hotel was no stranger to fires. However, the latest fire in June 2019 could be its final chapter. More than 50 firefighters attended the incident which is believed that the fire started from contractors on site.

Ash could be seen falling almost 1 mile away from the site, with the smell of burning being reported up to 2 miles away.

2. The Potters Heron Hotel – Ampfield – March 2018

More than 125 firefighters attended the fire at a hotel near Chandlers Ford. The hotel’s thatched rood caught fire after the blaze had spread from the chimney.

Thankfully no one was hurt in the blaze and the firefighters were able to bring it under control.

1. Richmond Harbour Hotel Spa – Richmond – May 2019

Around 100 firefighters were called to the blaze which affected the hotel’s entire roof during maintenance. Part of the adjoining hotel also caught alight and around 300 guests had to be evacuated.

Firefighters worked hard under challenging conditions to bring the fire under control and contain it to the Spa area of the hotel.

Are you concerned about the safety of your people and premises? Speak to one of our Specialists today about your Fire Safety. Call 0845 402 3045 or email to receive your quotation.

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