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Firefighters continued to work into the night at a derelict building in Newquay.
The fire started at the former Cedars Hotel yesterday afternoon [Wednesday]. Nine engines and 50 firefighters attended. As it reached midnight the incident was scaling down, with some crews remaining in the Mount Pleasant area to dampen down hotspots.
There's been no reports of any injuries or damage to other properties.
Stewart Whitworth, Cornwall Fire & Rescue's Station Manager in Newquay, has spoken with ITV News Westcountry tonight.
Nine fire engines and around 50 firefighters are still working to put out a fire at a derelict building in Newquay.
It started at the former Cedars Hotel at around four thirty this afternoon.
Around 30 residents in the Mount Pleasant area have been evacuated from their homes and taken to a respite centre.
There are no reports of any injuries or damage to other properties. Firefighters say they are making steady progress.
The fire is now under control and almost out. The displaced residents will be allowed to return to their homes by 2230 hours.
At this time the cause of the fire is stil being investigated and no arrests have been made.
There are now nine appliances on the scene tackling the fire, steady progress is being made in firefighting operations. Some nearby residents have been evacuated to a respite centre for shelter and care, by the Red Cross and the Emergency Management Team.
Cornwall Fire & Rescue Service
A local rest centre for approximately 30 displaced residents has been set up near the scene of a fire in Newquay. Fire crews were called to the former Cedars Hotel at around 4.30 this afternoon.
Cornwall Fire & Rescue Service is attending a fire, at a derelict hotel in Newquay.
They're dealing with a four storey building that's on fire in the Mount Wise area. Six fire engines, and an aerial ladder platform are currently at the scene.
Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus and using four main jets are working hard to extinguish the fire.
Source: Cornwall Fire & Rescue