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Three teenagers arrested following fire at Corby Hampton by Hilton

02 February 2016 by

Three teenagers have been released on police bail after being arrested on suspicion of arson, following a fire at a hotel in Corby, Northamptonshire.

No-one is believed to have been injured in the blaze, which broke out in the bin and laundry area at the rear of the 88-bedroom Hampton by Hilton Corby/Kettering hotel on Saturday afternoon. Around 120 guests and staff were evacuated from the property.

Fifty firefighters were called to the scene, along with the police.

David Harding, area manager of Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service, said: "This was a fire that could have had even more serious consequences. The fire crews did an excellent job in containing and putting out the fire and in thoroughly searching the building to ensure all the guests and staff had been safely evacuated.

"I would like to acknowledge the great support provided by our police and ambulance colleagues throughout the incident."

The arrested teenagers include two boys and one girl. They will remain on bail while further enquiries take place.

Witnesses or anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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