The A592 near to the Queens Head Hotel, Troutbeck, Windermere has reopened following a major fire at the building. Temporary traffic lights are in place in the area.
The 17th century coaching Inn is owned by Robinson Brewers. The Managing Director of the Pubs Division, William Robinson, spoke to ITV Border reporter Hannah McNulty. He says the company needs to assess the damage and hopes to reopen as soon as possible:
Around fifty staff and customers escaped unhurt from a hotel in the Lake District after a major fire started at the back of the building.
Parts of the The Queen's Head Hotel at Troutbeck have been completely destroyed after it was engulfed by flames last night.
People who were due to stay at the venue have been found alternative accommodation.
Parts of an historic hotel near Windermere have been 'totally destroyed' by a major fire.
The blaze started last night at the Queen's Head Hotel, Troutbeck.
Cumbria Fire Service has started investigating the cause of the fire but it is not thought to be suspicious at this stage.
Our early investigations are leading us towards some sort of electrical problem which started at the rear of the building but the investigator will find that out for us.
Inside it's totally destroyed by fire at the rear of the hotel but the bar area has water damage but no fire damage.
An historic hotel in the Lake District has been badly damaged after a major fire swept through the property last night.
Fire crews were called to the Queen's Head Hotel in Troutbeck, near Windermere, which was engulfed with flames.
The blaze has destroyed the roof in some places, and the back of the building is badly damaged.
Firefighters are still at the scene as investigations get underway.
Due to the serious fire at the Queens Head Hotel near Windermere, the A592 is currently closed between Town Head and Troutbeck junctions.
Diversions are being put in place on the A66 for anything over 3.5 tonnes (HGV’s and coaches).
Motorists travelling from the southern end can use the A591 to Kendal and then the A6 or M6 North. Lighter vehicles are able to use The Struggle but are advised to use extreme care due to the possible high volume of traffic that may be using it.
The Queen's Head Hotel at Troutbeck near Windermere has been badly damaged by fire. Emergency services were called to the scene at around 21.30 on Friday (6th June) and found the building well alight with all staff and guests evacuated from the property.
At the height of the blaze up to 50 firefighters and 11 fire engines were at the scene, including an aerial ladder platform and water bowser. Two ground monitor jets, 6 further jets and a specialist combined air/foam jet were used in tackling the blaze.
By 7 am on Saturday attendance had reduced to 2 fire engines from Ambleside and Windermere which were damping down.
A 40-year-old man has died in a house fire at Broomrig Court in Dumfries.
Lee Dobson was found in the house and taken to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary, where he was later pronounced dead.
Emergency services were called to the property just after midnight on Monday, and a small fire was found in the kitchen.
Police are treating the death as unexplained and a joint investigation between the fire and police services has begun.
" We are keen to trace the final movements of Mr Dobson in the hours leading up to the point he was found in his home.
"If you were in the area during the evening of Monday 3 March or have any information which might help us piece together his final movements please contact police on 101.”
Matthew Taylor's report