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Fifty staff and customers in hotel when fire started

Large parts of the roof at the back of the hotel have caved in. Credit: ITV

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.

Firefighters saved what mementos they could from the hotel blaze. Credit: ITV
Customers fled the beer garden as the fire took hold. Credit: ITV

Lake District hotel fire 'not suspicious'

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.

– Sean Hevey, Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service.

Historic hotel badly damaged by fire

Queen's Head Hotel, Troutbeck after last night's fire. Credit: ITV

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.

The roof was badly damaged by the flames. Credit: ITV
Fire crews are still the Queen's Head Hotel, Troutbeck as investigations get underway. Credit: ITV
Damage at the back of the hotel after a major fire last night. Credit: ITV


Road closure due to serious fire

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.

Historic Lake District Hotel badly damaged by fire

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.

Man dies in Dumfries house fire

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.”

– Detective Constable Gary Story, Police Scotland
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