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Mount Murray hotel on Isle of Man hit by fire

08 November 2013 by
Mount Murray hotel on Isle of Man hit by fire

Guests at the Mount Murray hotel in Santon on the Isle of Man had to be evacuated yesterday after a "major" fire.

Emergency services were called to the hotel at about 1030am, after the fire spread rapidly across the building's roof.

A spokesman from the island's health department told the BBC: "We can confirm that whilst the Ambulance Service and Noble's Hospital were placed on alert for a major incident due to the fire at the Mount Murray Hotel and Country Club, only one casualty with minor injuries has been taken to Accident and Emergency."

Inspector Mark Britton from the Manx constabulary said all emergency services on the island were brough in to deal with the fire, including a fire engine from the airport.

Brian Stowell, technical director of the hotel, said: "I can't say definitively how it started.

"Now everyone is safe, our priority will be to try and get the events part of the hotel opened again - we have weddings and other events booked."

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