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.
Devon & Cornwall 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.
This incident is ongoing. Further updates to follow...
01:42 The fire within the ground and first floors and is now under control. 126 guests have been evacuated and relocated to neighbouring hotels.
04:27 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.
05:58 Fire Crews are assisting guests to retrieve their belongings from rooms within the property.
10:40 This was a building of three floors 80m by 20m, used as a commercial hotel, fire involving first floor and roof area, residents evacuated to nearby hotel, three rooms destroyed by fire, hallway and lobby area damaged by smoke.