Fire breaks out in historic Amberley Castle hotel

01 March 2018 by
Fire breaks out in historic Amberley Castle hotel

Fire crews were called to the Amberley Castle hotel in West Sussex last night after a blaze broke out in a room.

Guests were evacuated to a nearby village hall while firefighters tackled the blaze in the four red-AA-star, 19-bedroom country house hotel, which is owned by Andrew Brownsword Hotels.

West Sussex Fire and Rescue has said it was called shortly after midnight and discovered the blaze had spread into the roof space above the room. Crews worked throughout the night to protect the property and an investigation into the cause of the blaze will take place today.

John Badley, regional general manager, said: "Following a small fire at Amberley Castle in the early hours of 1 March, all of our guests and staff were safely evacuated and accounted for, with no injuries reported. We are most grateful for the prompt actions of both the fire service and our hotel colleagues who aided the safe evacuation of all guests."

Brownsword's Royal Clarence hotel in Exeter was devastated by a fire in October 2016. Work has commenced on rebuilding the 18th century, Grade II-listed property, and is expected to complete in 2019.

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