Fire at derelict hotel

PUBLISHED: 09:41 02 June 2011

Smoke is currently billowing over the M5

Smoke is currently billowing over the M5


A SMALL fire broke out at a derelict hotel in Weston in the early hours of this morning (Thurs).

Avon Fire and Rescue were called to the Bayside Hotel, in Manilla Crescent, at about 1am.

Gaining access to the former 32-room hotel, firefighters used water backpacks to extinguish the fire inside.

The hotel has fallen into disrepair since it was sold three years ago.

A two-metre high fence surrounds the site, but neighbours have long complained of squatters occupying the site and of a rat infestation.

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