Staff at the Ryde Castle Hotel on the Isle of Wight are trying to find alternative accommodation for their guests after a fire swept through the building on Saturday night. A spokesperson from the hotel's parent company said that guests were safely evacuated to a nearby church.
Fire procedures were followed and everyone was evacuated and no one was hurt. The fire service is currently conducting an investigation to find the cause of the fire and we are co-operating fully with them. The hotel will be closed for the foreseeable future. Our priority right now is to ensure that our guests, both current and future, are looked after and to make alternative arrangements for them.”
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