Falmouth Beach Hotel in Cornwall destroyed by 'massive' fire
A Cornwall seafront hotel was destroyed today by a severe fire.
Around 30 people were moved to safety from the Falmouth Beach Hotel, at Gyllyngvase in Falmouth, while a dozen guests were thought to be on day trips, Devon and Cornwall Police told the BBC.
Reporters from Falmouth local newspaper The Packet described the fire as 'massive', though there were no reports of any injuries.
According to Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service, the alarm was raised around midday, and 100 firefighters, ten appliances and two aerial platforms are at the scene tackling the blaze.
The fire started on the third floor of the four-storey, 120 room hotel, before spreading throughout.
Blur guitarist Graham Coxon, who was staying at the hotel before a performance at the town's Princess Pavillion this evening, provided updates from the scene on his Twitter page, as well as tweeting pictures.
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