FIFTY fire fighters are battling a blaze at a derelict Newquay hotel.
The Cedars Hotel, on the corner of Mount Wise and St George's Road, is the scene of a major blaze.Neighbouring residents have been advised to keep windows and doors closed as smoke pours out into the sky.
Des Tidbury, Cornwall's chief fire officer, posted on Twitter earlier: "Hotel is derelict . Fire now on first and second floors – six main jets and aerial ladder monitor in use – 50 firefighters on scene."
One police officer also said on Twitter: "Please close windows and stay away from Mount Wise and St George's Road."
The hotel has been earmarked for demolition and eventual redevelopment.
New site owners,
The Verto Group, have outlined plans to build 13 town houses on the site.
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