Firefighters tackle huge blaze in derelict Grosvenor Hotel in Bristol

A HUGE fire broke out in a derelict hotel in the centre of Bristol last night.

Avon Fire and Rescue crews from across Bristol battled to put out the mammoth blaze that started on the ground floor of the Grosvenor Hotel in Bristol at around 10pm on Tuesday night.

Crews were first called the  hotel on Victoria Street in St Mary’s Redcliffe at 9.58pm, the service said it  ‘taken a large volume of 999 calls’ after the initial one.

Roads were closed across Bristol as firefighters from Temple, Bedminster Hicks Gate, Kingswood, Pathway, Avonmouth, Bath and Weston Super mare battled together to extinguish the blaze that could be seen across the centre.

Avon and Somerset confirmed there were no casualties and a number of people had been evacuated from neighbouring buildings.

In a statement Avon Fire and rescue said: “On arrival, crews from Temple, Bedminster, Hicks Gate, Kingswood, Patchway, Avonmouth, Bath and Weston-Super-Mare found a fire on the ground floor of a derelict building and are working to tackle the blaze.

“There were fortunately no casualties. A number of people were safely evacuated from a neighbouring building. We advise people to avoid the area while the incident is ongoing.”

In a tweet this morning Avon Fire and Rescue confirmed all roads have been reopened.


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