Huge fire breaks out at Travelodge as more than 70 firefighters tackle blaze

A huge blaze has broken out at a Travelodge in Brentford with more than 70 firefighters at the scene.

Ten fire engines are at the hotel in Kew Bridge, London, after the fire started in the early hours of the morning.

Dramatic footage, taken from the scene, shows flames sending huge plumes of smoke into the sky.

One Twitter user, who appeared to be a guest at the hotel, said a member of the public had run up and down every corridor warning people to leave. 

It is not clear what caused the fire to start but the fire brigade believe it started in a bin room on the ground floor and then spread.

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According to London Fire Brigade, 17 999 calls have been made about the blaze.

The brigade was called to the scene around 2.50am.

Fire crews from Chiswick and surround fire stations are at the scene.

Station Commander Nathan Hobson who is at the scene said:“The whole of in a single storey bin room on the ground floor is alight. The fire spread to an adjacent hotel of five floors.

“Firefighters are carrying out a systematic search of the hotel.

“The Brigade’s Control took seventeen 999 calls to the visible blaze.”

According to a witness a fire officer has been taking room numbers and asking how many people are in each one.

Another witness, Ian Hooper said: "Theres is an incredibly large fire by the Mcds on Brentford high street, fire brigade in attendance, really hope everyone is safe."

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