Corby hotel fire causes residents to flee

Hampton by Hilton Hotel fire Image copyright Arron Watson
Image caption Arron Watson captured images of the fire on his mobile phone

A hotel had to be evacuated after a fire that affected three floors.

Eight engines and 40 firefighters were called out to the Hampton by Hilton Hotel in Corby at about 15:45 GMT on Saturday.

Northamptonshire Fire Service said everyone was accounted for, and that four people were treated at the scene after breathing in smoke.

The service said all the guests had been relocated and crews had returned to base by Sunday morning.

Image caption Northamptonshire Fire Service said it would be returning to the hotel on Sunday at regular intervals
Image caption The aftermath of the fire on Sunday morning
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Image caption The Hampton by Hilton Hotel on Rockingham Park in Corby, pictured in 2015
Image caption The hotel's duty manager said she could not comment while an investigation was taking place

The cause of the fire, at the Rockingham Leisure Park on Princewood Road, is being investigated.

The hotel's duty manager said she was unable to provide any further details about the fire, but confirmed the hotel was closed.

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