IN BRIEF:Blaze drama at London Hilton

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The Independent Online
Hundreds of staff and guests were evacuated from London's Hilton Hotel yesterday after a fire on the 22nd floor.

Four fire crews were sent to the 29-storey building in Park Lane to tackle the blaze, which damaged a suite and caused smoke damage to six other floors. A total of 256 members of the public and 228 members of staff were evacuated.

The cause of the blaze is not yet known and the cost of the damage is still being assessed.