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