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12:05pm 21st January 2014
(Updated 12:05pm 21st January 2014)

Fire crews have been battling a blaze at one of Truro's oldest hotels.

At one point smoke could be seen pouring out of the roof of the Grade II listed Alverton Manor Hotel on Tregolls Road

Teams from Truro, Newquay, Camborne, Falmouth and Perranporth were scrambled just after 10 o'clock on Tuesday morning after a hotel worker discovered flames in the Great Hall. Tony Wong told Pirate FM: "I could smell smoke and I thought "That's strange”. We know guests smoke outside the front of the building but I knew it wasn't cigarette smoke. It smelt like fabric or an electrical type smell. The smell was greater in the Great Hall so I just went there.

"I raised the fire alarm and reception phoned the Fire Brigade, the rest of the staff came to me to find out what was going on and we started to evacuate the building. We evacuated it in less than four minutes. Some of the staff did wonder whether it was an early fire test, but then they smelt the smoke and knew it wasn't."

Everyone was evacuated in under four minutes and no-one was injured.


Launceston delivery driver Rob watched things unfold as he got caught in traffic trying to get past: "They've got hoses running up to the hotel, there are a number of fire engines down there, there are fire brigade personnel running up to the hotel, there are police directing traffic. It's a little bit chaotic up there right now."

Fire bosses confirmed: "There is an ongoing fire incident at the Alverton Hotel in Truro.  There are six pumps in attendance as well as the aerial ladder platform.  Crews wearing breathing apparatus are bringing the fire under control and are using a thermal imaging camera to locate the seat of the fire.  There are no indications of any casualties at this time."

Emergency crews have been checking for pockets of fire as they damp down and an investigation starts. It is thought it was accidental.

 

12:05pm 21st January 2014

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