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.
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