An investigation began today after fire swept through a hotel in Cornwall. At its height, the flames were so fierce that the crews had to withdraw for their own safety. Around 20 firefighters stayed there throughout the night.
More than 20 firefighters remained at the scene of a major fire near Liskeard overnight. The Great Trethew Manor Hotel was gutted in Tuesday's blaze and crews used hose reels to damp down the building.
The hotel is continuing to smoulder but Cornwall Fire & Rescue Service says it plans to begin the investigation into how it started later this morning (Wednesday).
A country hotel in Cornwall has been completely gutted in a serious fire this afternoon. There are no reports of any injuries at Great Trethew Manor Hotel near Liskeard. There are however reports the fire was so fierce at one point, firefighters had to be withdrawn for their own safety.