'Roof collapses' as fire rips through Peebles High School with staff and pupils evacuated
Firefighters from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service are currently in attendance at Peebles High School.Firefighters from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service are currently in attendance at Peebles High School, on Springwood Road, after a blaze at lunchtime.
Up to 100 firefighters are tackling a major blaze at a hotel in west London which has forced the evacuation of guests and staff. Crews were called to the five-story Travelodge in the High Street, Brentford at about 02:50 GMT, London Fire Brigade said. Station commander Nathan Hobson said a
Travelodge Brentford on fire around 2 am, @LondonFire here and took control, not seen a single Travelodge employee, a member of the public ran up n down There's no reports of any injuries. Firefighters continue to work hard in challenging conditions to bring the blaze under control https
A major fire at a Travelodge in Brentford has been brought under control, after more than 100 firefighters were dispatched to tackle the blaze.
Firefighters were called to the blaze in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
Around 160 guests and staff were evacuated, with no reports of injuries at this stage.
Station commander Nathan Hobson, who was at the scene, said that when firefighters arrived they were met “by a rapidly developing fire”:
“A single storey bin room on the ground floor was alight and the fire had already spread to an adjacent hotel of five floors.
Hotel blaze centred on outside of ‘cladding-covered’ building
The London Fire Brigade said the blaze spread from a nearby bin room and up five floors of the hotel.About 100 firefighters tackled the blaze at the Travelodge in High Street, Brentford, in the early hours of Wednesday.
Fifteen fire engines were attending the incident at a Travelodge in High Street, Brentford , according to the London Fire Brigade. " Firefighters continue to work hard in challenging conditions to bring the blaze under control," the brigade said. The brigade was called to the fire at 2.52am and has been
About 160 guests and staff evacuated from building in west London.
“Firefighters carried out a systematic search of the hotel and fought the fire internally which helped stop the fire spreading further.”
He added that the fire brigade had received 17 999 calls for the major incident. 15 five engines were dispatched to the scene, on Brentford’s High Street.
One witness tweeted that “a member of the public ran up and down every corridor on each floor” of the Travelodge “telling us to leave”.
Other witnesses took photos and footage of the blaze:
London Fire Brigade assistant commissioner Graham Ellis said: “This is an excellent example of multi-agencies working together to bring a challenging incident under control with no injuries. “
Fire crews will continue to damp down pockets of fire during the morning. Emergency services have asked commuters to avoid the area if possible.
The cause of the fire is under investigation by fire officers and the police.
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Fire on Glasgow's Lancefield Quay near Broomielaw sees blaze engulfing row of flats .
Black smoke can be seen billowing from the top floors of the flats. © Daily Record The fire is engulfing the roof of the building Eight fire engines have been sent to tackle the blaze.At the moment there are no reports of injuries and all residents appear to have been safely evacuated.Have you been affected by the fire? Please call the Record news desk on 0141 3093418.One man who lives there told the Record: "I was sleeping but was woken up by it all and evacuated outside"Another man who lives next door said: "I was sitting in my flat and smelt the fumes.