Blackpool seafront derelict hotel blaze tackled by 60 firefighters


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Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service

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No one was injured and the fire was under control after a couple of hours

About 60 firefighters have tackled a blaze at a derelict hotel on Blackpool seafront that that forced the closure of the promenade and tram network.

It broke out at about 20:15 GMT on the top floor of the six-storey former Ambassador hotel on the North Shore.

While the fire was still burning, residents of a neighbouring hotel were evacuated, Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service said.

No-one was injured and the fire was under control after a couple of hours.

The cause of the blaze is now under investigation.



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