Fire at famous hotel

More than 60 firefighters are tackling a blaze at the University Arms Hotel in Cambridge.

Cause of hotel fire "accidental"

The cause of the fire at the University Arms Hotel in Cambridge is believed to be accidental, according to the Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Almost 150 people had to escape from the iconic building when a devastating fire broke out on Tuesday.

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Update: Cause of Fire at University Arms in Cambridge was accidental - believed to be fault in air conditioning unit

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Fire at Cambridge Hotel

Damage Inside the hotel Credit: Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue
Fire breaks out at the University Arms Hotel, Cambridge Credit: Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue

More than 60 firefighters are tackling a blaze at the University Arms Hotel in Cambridge. The fifth floor of the building in Regent Street near Parkers Piece is well alight.

Fire breaks out at the University Arms Hotel, Cambridge Credit: Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue

A fire service spokesman said 148 guests were evacuated but there are no reports of any injuries. The fire broke out at 6am. Fire crews from Suffolk and Hertfordshire were called in to help tackle the flames. Regent Street has been closed.

Fire breaks out at the University Arms Hotel, Cambridge Credit: Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue
Fire breaks out at the University Arms Hotel, Cambridge Credit: Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue