Massive Fire in London Luxury Hotel Under Control
Massive Fire in London Luxury Hotel Under Control. The massive fire that raged on Wednesday at the five-star Mandarin Oriental hotel in Knightsbridge, west London, is under control. Although the subsequent looping will presumably last all night long. There were no injuries.
Nearly one hundred and twenty firefighters and twenty fire trucks fought the fire in William Street near Hyde Park on Wednesday afternoon. Black smoke could be seen in almost the entire British capital. Everyone could leave the building unharmed. Among them also singer Robbie Williams.
‘The fire started on the fifth floor, inside the hotel’, says a spokesman for the London fire brigade on Wednesday evening at the British newspaper The Guardian. ‘From there the fire spread to at least one upper floor. Our firefighting teams have worked very hard to extinguish it as quickly as possible. ‘
The Mandarin Oriental has twelve floors and also includes luxury restaurants. The hotel was built in the Edwardian style and opened in 1902 as the Hyde Park Hotel.