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Investigation Launched Into Hotel Fire

An investigation is under way following a fire at a hotel in Cornwall. The building had to be evacuated in the dead of last night after a blaze broke out in the roof space of an annexe. Firefighters from stations across the county attended the scene.

The fire, in Launceston, was tackled with breathing apparatus. The fire and rescue service said nobody was injured and that the fire had been successfully extinguished. Firefighters are now using thermal imaging equipment to check for hot spots and to help remove damaged materials.

 

The dangers of a hotel fire

Nationwide Water Solutions, which installs water storage tanks for automatic sprinkler systems in hotels, said the incident highlights the need for all businesses providing accommodation to consider fire risks from every angle. A spokesman said: “Risks posed by an annexe or an adjoining property can easily be overlooked. While there is no suggestion that this is what happened in this case, quite often an initial fire can go on to severely damage a neighbouring property. Luckily, in Cornwall, the fire was brought under control. Never overlook the risks of a property you do don’t own.

“We advise hotel owners to always install automatic sprinklers. While this fire was quickly contained, a blaze that takes hold is extremely dangerous in a hotel setting. Adding a sprinkler tank to a sprinkler system will ensure enough water is immediately available to fight a fire. Quite often a fire service will need to call in a water carrier. In rural areas, the carrier can be tens of miles away. It is always best to have your own water supply so work to contain a blaze is not delayed.”

 

Sprinkler tanks for hotel fire systems

Nationwide Water Solutions doesn’t just install sprinkler tanks in hotels – it maintains them too. It offers a wide range of services designed to extend the life of a fire tank. It also carries out independent inspections using underwater equipment.

Find out more about Nationwide Water Solutions online or book a free site survey if you are considering purchasing a sprinkler tank.

Hotel Fire In News After Premier Inn Devastation

Hotel fire latest: If you own a hotel, today’s news will be depressing. A fire is still raging at the Cribbs Causeway Premier Inn, Bristol. Parts of the building have collapsed onto the M5 and fire chiefs have not ruled out calling in more resources.

The blaze, which started yesterday, has devastated the hotel. Conditions inside what remains of the building are ‘extremely dangerous’, the fire and rescue service has said. Residents nearby are still being told to keep their doors and window shut because of lingering smoke.

 

The impact of a hotel fire

Nationwide Water Solutions is a fire tank expert. It supplies water storage tanks for automatic sprinkler systems. Its directors have been closely following the development of the hotel fire. It is not known at this stage what fire fighting equipment was installed in the building, but a spokesman said: “It is truly devastating to see a building on this scale be destroyed by a fire. The cost of rebuilding the hotel is likely to be very expensive. The only good thing to come out of this is that all the hotel guests have been accounted for.”

If you are concerned about fire safety in your hotel, consider storing water to fight a fire. A sprinkler tank works with an automatic sprinkler system and ensures water is available around the clock – exclusively for the purpose of containing a blaze from the earliest opportunity. The fire at the Premier Inn started on the third floor. A sprinkler tank ensures water can be delivered to any level of a building quickly. It helps overcome the issue of low water pressure.

 

Book a free hotel sprinkler tank site survey

Find out more about the benefits of a sprinkler tank at your hotel. Book a free site survey with Nationwide Water Solutions here. Alternatively, call 0345 505 2540 for further information.