Firefighters tackle large blaze at Richmond spa

Inferno tears through luxury spa hotel in exclusive Richmond Hill area of west London forcing guests to evacuate as up to 100 firefighters battle blaze

  • More than 100 firefighters are tackling a huge blaze at Richmond Hill Hotel
  • Flames spread across the roof as the inferno tore through the luxury spa
  • Images posted on social media show clouds of smoke pouring from building

More than 100 firefighters are tackling a huge blaze that has engulfed a luxury spa hotel.

Flames spread across the roof as the inferno tore through the Richmond Hill Hotel in west London.  

Images posted on social media show large clouds of smoke and several emergency vehicles lining nearby roads.

Fire crews said so far there are no reports of any injuries. 

London Fire Brigade said 15 fire engines attended after emergency calls were made shortly before 6.30pm on Tuesday. Pictured: Firefighters tackling the blaze on the roof

Flames spread across the roof as the inferno tore through the Richmond Hill Hotel in west London

Images posted on social media show large clouds of smoke and several emergency vehicles lining nearby roads

Richmond Fire Station manager Mike Cotton said this morning: ‘Firefighters worked hard in very challenging conditions to bring the fire under control but we expect to be at the scene working throughout the day today to extinguish remaining pockets of fire.

‘The fire was in an annex building and had been producing a lot of smoke.

‘Local road closures remain in place so we would advise drivers to avoid the area if possible and to check their journey before travelling.’

London Fire Brigade said 15 fire engines attended after emergency calls were made shortly before 6.30pm on Tuesday.

The cause of the blaze is not yet known, it said.

Shortly after midnight LFB tweeted: ‘Firefighters are facing ‘very challenging’ conditions at the £Richmond hotel spa fire. 

‘Residents and businesses in the area should continue to keep their windows and doors closed.’ 

Plumes of smoke could be seen rising from the building as the inferno spread

London Fire Brigade said the cause of the blaze is not yet known. Pictured: Fire crews at the scene ion Richmond Hill, west London

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