Hotel fire in Weston-super-Mare was started deliberately

PUBLISHED: 16:41 21 January 2018 | UPDATED: 16:41 21 January 2018

Linton Hotel fire, Madeira Road, 

Linton Hotel fire, Madeira Road, Weston-super-Mare.


The blaze at a derelect hotel in Weston-super-Mare last night (Saturday) was started deliberately, according to Avon Fire and Rescue Service.

Linton Hotel fire, Madeira Road, 
Weston-super-Mare.Linton Hotel fire, Madeira Road, Weston-super-Mare.

An urban search and rescue team assisted fire officers and police during an investigation into the fire today (Saturday).

Jim Wemyss, area manager for Avon Fire and Rescue Service, said: “An investigation was carried out today with an inspecting officer and police. The cause of the fire was found to be deliberate.

“It is now over to the police for further investigation.”

The site has been closed down, apart from occasional inspections, and Madeira Road has now been reopened.

Fire crews were called out at 6.15pm last night with appliances attending from Weston, Nailsea, Clevedon, Yatton, Avonmouth and Bedminster.

Firefighers tackled the blaze until midnight when the operation was scaled down, but crews remained on scene until this morning damping down any hot spots.

Officers confirmed a section of the property at the rear has suffered severe fire damage.

Other areas of the building have been damaged by previous fires.

The hotel has been a target for arsonists and squatters for many years.

A planning application was submitted in April last year, to knock the building down and turn it into flats.

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