Large fire breaks out at Grosvenor Hotel in Bristol city centre

There is a huge cordon in place around the hotel Credit: ITV

A large fire broke out at the site of a derelict hotel in Bristol city centre.

Emergency services were first called to The Grosvenor Hotel at around 10pm on Tuesday 18 October.

At least eight fire crews tackled the blaze through the night, with a large cordon put in place.

Temple Way was closed in both directions between Redcliffe Way and Victoria Street but reopened at around 6.30am on Wednesday 19 October.

In a statement issued just before midnight, an Avon Fire Service spokesperson said: "We are currently responding to a fire on Victoria Street in Bristol city centre.

"Our control room received a call at 9.58pm regarding an incident on Victoria Street in Bristol city centre and have taken a large volume of calls since.

"On arrival, crews from Temple, Bedminster, Hicks Gate, Kingswood, Patchway, Avonmouth, Bath and Weston-Super-Mare found a fire on the ground floor of a derelict building and are working to tackle the blaze.

"There were fortunately no casualties. A number of people were safely evacuated from a neighbouring building.

"We advise people to avoid the area while the incident is ongoing."