Birmingham's Paragon Hotel guests evacuated due to fire
Nearly 300 guests had to be evacuated in the early hours from a Birmingham hotel after a fire broke out on the second floor.
An electrical fault is being blamed for the fire at the five-storey Paragon Hotel in Alcester Street.
About a fifth of the first and second floors were said to have been affected by smoke.
The fire started shortly after 03:00 BST but crews from Highgate were able to leave the scene about an hour later.
West Midlands Fire Service said hotel staff evacuated the premises before crews arrived.