Guests evacuated from large hotel fire in Torquay


126 guests at a Torquay hotel were evacuated to neighbouring hotels following a fire late last night, Sunday 25 September.

12 fire engines from across South Devon attended the fire at the Trecarn Hotel in the Babbacombe area of Torquay.

Police and ambulance crews also attended the scene.

A statement on Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service’s website said:”12 Fire Engines are currently in attendance at a large fire involving a hotel in Torquay.

“Additional support resources are also at the scene including Environmental Protection Unit, one Aerial Ladder Platform and an Incident Command Unit.

“Police and SWAST are also in attendance.

“8 Breathing Apparatus wearers are using 3 hose reel jets, one attack jet and one safety jet to attack the fire which has broken through the roof at the rear of a ground floor kitchen area. The incident has been sectorised.”

An update from the local fire service at 1.42am said: “The fire within the ground and first floors and is now under control. 126 guests have been evacuated and relocated to neighbouring hotels.”

Later adding: “Steady progress was being made and the incident was scaled down with pumps being released to just 2 pumps remaining on scene with crews monitoring for remaining hotspots.”

“Fire Crews are assisting guests to retrieve their belongings from rooms within the property.”

“All appliances have left the scene with a revisit planned in a couple of hours.”

Police remain at the scene this morning.

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