Crowne Plaza Hotel update after fire forces evacuation

Firefighters at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Stratford
Firefighters at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Stratford -Credit:James Harrison

Investigations are taking place into the cause of a large blaze that broke out at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Warwickshire. Firefighters were called to Bridge Foot in Stratford on Monday (April 29).

Smoke was seen billowing from the Crowne Plaza Hotel at around 11.50pm. Around 100 people had to be evacuated as the blaze tore through the building into the early hours of Tuesday, April 30.

Staff carried out an effective evacuation with all guests and employees accounted for, said Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service (WFRS). Paramedics treated four people for smoke inhalation, and nobody was found to be injured.

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Crews used specialist equipment to ventilate each floor of the building, Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service. Guests were able to retrieve their belongings safely before being assisted by the Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire Resilience Team.

Dan Glorioso, Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Services Area Manager, praised the work of fire service staff, saying they worked 'tirelessly through the night.' Mr Glorioso said there was 'limited fire damage' because they had taken 'safe and assertive action.'

Warwickshire Police confirmed to CoventryLive that the fire is 'not being treated as suspicious.' Investigations into what sparked the large blaze are said to be 'ongoing.'

A spokesman for Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “Investigations are still ongoing. We will keep you updated as we know more.”

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