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Best Western hotel in Driffield evacuated after nearby fire

20 May 2013 by
Best Western hotel in Driffield evacuated after nearby fire

A Best Western hotel in the East Riding town of Driffield had to be evacuated on the weekend, after a fire broke out in a neighbouring building.

Guests and staff at the Bell hotel in the town had to leave the site after a bank cash machine in the neighbouring Santander bank caught fire, according to the Hull Daily Mail.

The fire started at around 5pm on Saturday, and it is suspected that a spark ignited gas leaking into an electrical fuse box, although this has not been confirmed.

Bell hotel general manager Amy Richardson told the local paper that it was the first time she had had to evacuate people in 15 years of working at the hotel, but that all guests had left the building unhurt.

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