Tudor Hotel Fire Malvern
At 09:36Hrs yesterday (February 18, 2010), Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service was called to reports of a fire at The Tudor Hotel, Malvern, Worcestershire.
The local (Malvern) day-crew and on-call crews were promptly on scene and supported shortly afterwards by appliances from the surrounding area including; Worcester, Ledbury, Droitwich, Pershore and Bromyard. At the height of the fire 12 fire appliances were on scene in addition to an aerial ladder platform, incident support unit and command unit.
Jon Pryce, Area Manager, Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service said,
“On arrival at the scene firefighters used breathing apparatus and hose reels, to bring the upper floor fire that had spread to the roof under control. The aerial appliance allowed us to feed video footage back to the command unit and deal with any areas of concern. This was not a particularly severe fire however, it was complex and difficult for the Fire and Rescue Service to deal with due to the structure of the building – in total nearly 40 BA cylinders were used. The Tudor Hotel is a large historic building, with difficult access and was under partial refurbishment, which further complicated the incident, where some areas on fire were missing sections of flooring. Prior to the fire the building was half derelict and no persons were believed to have been inside the building.” “Finally, I would like to thank all of our crews, police, ambulance (and HART team) involved in this incident for the professional manner in which they carried out their tasks under difficult conditions, caused by poor weather and road conditions in Malvern and the surrounding areas. The fire was successfully extinguished later in the same day and due to the crews hard work and firefighting skill, the fire damage to the upper floors and roof was substantially mitigated.”
The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.