Stuart Leithes has sent this report on the fire which damaged one of Cambridge's historic hotels this morning. Almost 150 people had to escape from The University Arms hotel which dates back to the 1830s. At the height of the blaze around 60 firefighters were on the scene.
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.
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.