LONDON: Heavy fire occurred at 12-storey Mandarin Oriental hotel in London on Wednesday. The incident positioned several firefighters to control the fire that led to smoke high into the air. People who were inside were evacuated immediately and 20 fire brigades were called to the spot at 3:55 pm to douse the flames.
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This luxurious hotel has 200 rooms and it is situated close to Harrods department store in Knightsbridge.
Firefighters were called to the blaze (1455 GMT), and were expected to continue working into the night.
"The smoke from this large fire was very visible across central London," fire brigade station manager Pam Oparaocha affirmed.
The hotel was built in year 1902 and was purchased by Mandarin Oriental in 1996. Nearby roads were closed. In the photographs, fire brigades could be noticed outside the building controlling the blaze.
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As per the reports, the luxurious hotel hasn’t got damage from outside.
According to London Ambulance Service, "We have not treated any patients but we remain at the scene as a precaution," it said.
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