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Cribbs Causeway Premier Inn Fire: Blaze fully extinguished, two days after breaking out

Drone pictures show the scale of damage to the hotel. Credit: Avon Fire and Rescue Drone Team

Fire crews battling the blaze that broke out at a hotel near Bristol have confirmed the fire is now out.

More than 60 firefighters were in attendance at the Premier Inn on Cribbs Causeway at the height of the fire.

The scene at the Premier Inn two days after the fire first broke out. Credit: Avon Fire and Rescue Service

On Friday morning, two days after the fire initially engulfed the hotel, the fire service continued to damp down the property.

The operation has now been scaled back and fire crews are working with other emergency services to return the area to normality.

The blaze was still visible in the early hours of this morning [July 18] Credit: Paulton Fire Station

Avon Fire and Rescue Service say at least eight crews attended the scene after a fire broke out on the third floor above a laundry room.

Emergency services declared a "major incident" on the evening of the fire due to the scale of the operation, as well as services being stretched already due to protests across the city.

Parts of the hotel have collapsed onto the A4108 the morning after the fire broke out. Credit: Avon Fire and Rescue Service

On Thursday afternoon the fire service confirmed all guests staying at the hotel had been accounted for.

The service thanked the local police force and the Premier Inn chain for their work.

Drone footage filmed at the scene on the day the fire broke out shows the extent of the damage and the impact of smoke on the surrounding area.

Video credit: Jason Smith

Eye-witnesses reported seeing parts of the roof collapsing as the fire spread.

Local roads remained closed as the operation continued, and those nearby were advised to seek alternative routes.

A multi-agency response is currently at the scene, including police and fire crews. Credit: ITV News West Country

Premier Inn tweeted a statement writing:

"We’re aware of the current situation at our Cribbs Causeway hotel and we’re grateful to the emergency services who are helping us".

The group asked anyone with queries about room bookings at the Cribbs Causeway branch to contact them for more information.

The nearby Cribbs Causeway area was affected as smoke moved across the carriageway.

Residents nearby were warned to close doors and windows due to the amount of smoke in the area. An eyewitness at the scene described the smoke as "pouring, pouring, pouring".

A multi-agency response is in attendance at the scene, including police and the Environment Agency. Credit: Avon Fire and Rescue Service

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Those working nearby said they had seen ambulances on the scene as well as "loads of smoke" nearby.