Fire crews remain at the scene of a hotel fire in Torquay this afternoon, Tuesday 4th June.
Emergency services were called to the major blaze at the Shedden Hall hotel on Shedden Hill at around 7am
Road closures remain in place around the area.
Torbay council said on Facebook: “Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service are damping down and working with our Building Control Officers to survey the hotel and to work out next steps to make the building safe.
“Our Housing Options team are also working with the landlord of the property next door as the occupiers had to leave due to the fire. They are currently being looked after in a local hotel and it is hoped the majority of them will be able to return to their homes later today.”
Road closures as follow:
Shedden Hill – closed completely – traffic can either turn left up Belgrave Road or along the seafront towards the Harbour.
Warren Road – closed at the junction of Warren Hill
St. Lukes Road – closed at the junction with Abbey Road
Croft Road – closed from the junction with Croft Hill
Abbey Road – no left turn into Abbey Road from Tor Hill Road, traffic being diverted towards town.
Torbay council said earlier: “As you would expect, to enable the services on site to do their job, please refrain from walking near the Shedden Hill area. Also, if you live nearby or own a business that is currently down wind from the fire, the advice from the team on site is to keep all doors and windows closed.”
Smoke could be seen across Torbay. Fire crews from around South Devon attended the incident.
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