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Newquay hotel evacuated after fire breaks out

Around 30 firefighters were called to the hotel. Credit: Newquay Community Fire Station

One of Newquay's best-known hotels was evacuated this morning after a fire broke out in one of the rooms. Around 30 firefighters were called in after flames were seen emerging at around 3am.

Crews from Newquay were first on the scene, followed by fire engines and ladders from Perranporth, St Columb, St Dennis, Truro and St Austell. Firefighters confirmed the blaze was put out around two hours later.

Guests were taken to a nearby hotel. No casualties were reported. A spokesman for the Atlantic said the fire started in a balcony room and was caused by smoking. The hotel was re-opened for breakfast.

"We would like to confirm that there was a small fire at 3.00am this morning in a balcony room due to smoking, all guests and staff are safe and accounted for and we re-opened at 7.30am for breakfast, with all facilities open, thank you to all staff at Cornwall Fire and Rescue Services.

– Atlantic Hotel

Serious concerns over missing Newquay woman

Valerie Robertson hasn't been seen since Friday night Credit: Devon & Cornwall Police

There are serious concerns for a 38-year-old woman who has gone missing from Newquay. Valerie Robertson was last seen around 9pm on Friday 11th May in the Cliff Road area.

She is described as:

  • a white female
  • 5’ 4” tall
  • she has long brown hair
  • she was last seen wearing a black jacket with long grey jumper and black leggings.

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New fence a nightmare for drivers in Newquay

Instead of drivers being able to see what parking spaces are available in Newquay, the information they need is now covered up.

It's all thanks to a newly installed fence that is making the already challenging task of parking even more difficult.

The fence at Mount Wise in the town is baffling everyone.

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