Friday, July 1, 2011

Fire at Hilton Hotel in Mayfair tackled by London crews - 1st July 2011

Fire crews are tackling a blaze at the Hilton Hotel in London's Park Lane, the fire brigade has said.

Firefighters were called to reports that a fire had broken out in the kitchen and basement of the five-star Mayfair hotel, at 1842 BST.

About 1,500 guests have been evacuated from the building and four pumps and 20 firefighters are at the scene, the London Fire Brigade (LFB) said.

There are no reports of any casualties at this stage, the LFB added.

Everyone in the 28-floor building, which overlooks Hyde Park, is believed to have been accounted for, the LFB said.

Fire engines from Soho, Knightsbridge and Westminster are attending the blaze.

Roads in the area were closed to traffic.

The Metropolitan Police said nobody had been injured in the blaze. Source