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Owners hope to restore and re-open pub

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

The owners of an historic Cumbrian pub damaged in a fire say they will restore the seventeenth century building to its former glory and re-open.

50 people escaped the blaze at The Queen's Head Hotel at Troutbeck near Windermere last week. Large parts of the roof had completely caved in but most of the downstairs and bar area was saved.

The cause is still unknown.

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Owners seek hotel blaze helper

Large parts of the roof at the back of the hotel had caved in Credit: ITV Border

The owners of a Lakeland hotel gutted by fire are searching for the anonymous person who helped ensure it wasn't burned to the ground.

A farm worker used his quad bike to get firefighters hoses to a nearby beck.

The man has so far not been traced but the owners of the Queen's Head hotel at Troutbeck are keen to find him to pass on their thanks.

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Fifty staff and customers in hotel when fire started

The roof of the building has been badly damaged.
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 they could from the hotel blaze.
Firefighters saved what mementos they could from the hotel blaze. Credit: ITV
Customers fled the beer garden as the fire took hold.
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.
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