Plymouth's Boringdon Hall hotel evacuated after fire

  • 28 February 2013
  • From the section Devon
Boringdon Hall Hotel
Image caption The hotel said the fire had not caused any serious damage to the historic building

Guests were evacuated from a 16th Century hotel in Devon when a fire broke out.

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said crews used breathing apparatus to tackle the fire in the ground floor laundry room at Boringdon Hall, Plympton.

Forty guests were moved to safety as a precaution, but the fire was quickly contained and no-one was injured.

A hotel spokesperson said no serious damage was caused.

The fire service said the fire started in a gas-powered tumble dryer just before 07:00 GMT.

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