Guests had to be evacuated from a country house hotel in Yarm, North Yorkshire yesterday morning, when a fire broke out in the roof.
Twenty guests and 20 staff members had to be lead to safety from Crathorne Hall Hotel after the fire started around 10am at the four-star establishment. No one was injured.
Crathorne Hall hotel consists of 37 bedrooms and is part of the Hand Picked Hotels group run by female hotelier Julia Hands and her husband, private equity tycoon Guy Hands.
It took efforts by fire fighters from the North Yorkshire Fire Service and Cleveland Fire Brigade to control the blaze and stop it spreading further in the Edwardian property.
Speaking to the Yorkshire Post, a spokeswoman for Hand Picked Hotels, said: “The fire broke out in a wing of the hotel and has been confined there.
“No-one was hurt and all the staff and guests were evacuated.”