Blur guitarist Graham Coxon was forced to leave the hotel he was staying at when it set on fire. Whilst staying at The Beach Hotel in Falmouth the building burnt to the ground. Graham had a little tweet whilst he watched the Hotel go up in flames and revealed how the drama was unfolding as it happened;
“We have rooms at The Beach Hotel and had to leave when the smell of smoke got a little much”
“We watched it… We had to leave the foyer and then watch it get worse and worse. Rather sad”
Over 100 fire-fighters attended the blaze which was reported to have started at the rear of the property; Fire crews tackling the blaze at the Falmouth Beach Hotel could be seen using sea water to help dampen the site.
The police have confirmed that 3 people are still “unaccounted for”.
Falmouth mayor Geoffrey Evans said “Losing such a prominent hotel at this time of year is a complete disaster. It’s right at the start of the holiday season and we’ve got the Olympic Torch coming.”