Guests thought fire alarm was a ‘prank’ as flames engulfed Brentford Travelodge
Guests reacted “casually” to a fire at a West London hotel believing the fire alarm to be a “prank.”
Fifteen fire engines and 100 firefighters battled the blaze at a Travelodge in Brentford, evacuating around 160 guests and members of staff – there were no reported injuries.
The fire is believed to have started in the bin room on the ground floor of a neighbouring building before the flames spread up the exterior of the five-floor hotel.
The London Fire Brigade (LFB) were called at 02:52 GMT and the Brigade confirmed the fire was under control four hours later.