Fire in Exeter city centre hotel causing traffic problems
Crews attended a fire on the The Iron Bridge in Exeter City centre today.
Crews receieved the call just before 3pm.
The road near North Street was closed due to a chimeny fire in the City Gate Hotel.
A representative of the fire service said:
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"Several calls were received reporting a chimney fire at the City Gate Hotel with thick black smoke said to be issuing from the property. One appliance from Exeter Danes Castle was mobilised to attend.
"Upon arrival crews quickly requested a further appliance for man power to assist with the difficult chimney access. Middlemoor appliance joined the incident where the fire was now believed to no longer be confined to the flue, as a result a further request for the support of an aerial appliance was made.
"An aerial appliance from Torquay was mobilised to assist. Smoke was now perculating into 1st and 2nd floor bedrooms, 2 Breathing Apparatus, chimney gear, 1 hose reel and thermal imaging camera was used to extinguish the fire."
The fire caused traffic disruption in the St David’s area.
The road re-opened at 4:20pm.