One still missing after large fire at Aberystwyth hotel

Several fire engines attended the incident in the early hours of this morning. Credit: Chris Davies

One person, believed to be a hotel guest, is still missing after a large fire at the Ty Belgrave House hotel in Aberystwyth.

Nine adults and three children were rescued as the fire broke out in the early hours of the morning. Five were taken to hospital by ambulance.

Ty Belgrave House has been 'completely gutted' as the blaze swept through the building causing the floors and roof to collapse.

Owner of the hotel, Emyr Tudfor Davies, said it was 'devastating' and 'extremely frightening'.

Neighbouring properties were evacuated and the two adjacent properties were also damaged.

Eyewitness, Daisy Skye Wright who lives in the area spotted the fire in the early hours of the morning.

Daisy said that several fire engines, police and ambulances were at the scene very quickly.

She said she saw the roof of the hotel collapse around 4am.

Eyewitness Daisy Skye Wright says she saw people evacuated from a balcony. Credit: Daisy Skye Wright

Roger Thomas, assistant chief fire officer for Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service, said the building is praised the emergency services quick response.

British Red Cross volunteers have been providing practical and emotional support to people affected.

They were working with Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service and Dyfed-Powys Police to help those who have been displaced after being evacuated.

The cause of the fire is still unknown.