Torquay hotel evacuated after large fire breaks out in Devon

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A hotel in Torquay has had to be evacuated after a large fire broke out at the property late last night.

126 guests at Trecarn Hotel had to leave the premises and have been relocated to neighbouring hotels.

12 fire engines were called to the scene in St. Marychurch. Devon and Cornwall Police as well as South West Ambulance Service are also there.

A spokesperson for Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said the fire had broken through the roof at the back in a ground floor kitchen area.

They provided an update in the early hours of this morning (26 September) confirming that the blaze on the ground and first floors was under control.

From around 6am the emergency response was scaled back and the crews are helping guests retrieve their belongings from their rooms.