Firefighters called to blaze at derelict hotel

Firefighters spent three hours tackling a blaze at the site of a derelict hotel.

Five crews were called to a fire at the site of the abandoned Newport Towers Hotel on the A38 in the early hours of this morning.

Gazette Series:

A spokesperson for Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue said: “We were called to a fire at the site of Newport Towers Hotel at 3.15am.

“Five fire crews attended the incident, two from Dursley, two from Thornbury and one from Wotton.

Gazette Series:

“Six breathing apparatus and three jets were used during the incident.

“A single story building was 100 per cent destroyed by the fire.”

“Crews left the scene at 6.30am.”

The Newport Towers Hotel has been unoccupied since 2007.

Outline planning permission for housing and a shop on the site was approved in 2017.

Plans for the design, appearance and scale of the proposed buildings, site layout and landscaping were submitted one year ago today.

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