London Hotel Fire; Firemen Battle fire

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Firefighters are currently battling to stop a Fire outbreak in London’s Mandarin Oriental hotel.


About 20 fire engines and 120 crew scrambled to Knightsbridge and also a camera footage filmed by a fellow guest shows former "Take That" star Williams run down a fire escape.

The firefighters say that cause of the fire is still unknown, as the fire was “producing a lot of smoke” and was “very visible”.
Firefighters were called to the fire at 1455 GMT.
“We are aware that there is a fire at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London, and that the fire brigade is at the hotel,”
“As the situation is still unfolding, we have no further details to share at this time, but will provide an update soon”. a hotel staff said.
Busy junctions and roads were shutdown at Scotch Corner and Hyde Park Corner close to the hotel, an Edwardian-style building that opened its doors in 1902 and was bought by Mandarin Oriental in 1996.
A TV presenter, Anna Whiteley, in a tweet revealed that she was evacuated from the hotel.
“Just evacuated Mandarin Oriental hotel to see this… absolutely crazy! So impressed by the organization in bringing everyone to safety,” she wrote on Twitter.
Reports from Thesun, that London Ambulance Service had sent “a number of resources” to the scene of the incident.

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