CAMBS: Scores of firefighters tackling blaze at Cambridge hotel

University Arms Hotel, Cambridge

University Arms Hotel, Cambridge - Credit: Archant

Firefighters from Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and Suffolk are battling a fire at the De Vere University Arms Hotel in Cambridge this morning (October 1).

Around 60 firefighters and 11 engines have been called to the blaze which was reported at 6am this morning and is confined to the top floor of the building,

All 148 guests were successfully evacuated from the building and no injuries were sustained.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used jets and hose reels to contain the fire, which quickly spread to the roof.

Crews are still at the scene to ensure the fire does not spread any further, using thermal imaging cameras to check for hot spots.