Fire burns 5-star, 115-year-old hotel in London

Fire burns 5-star, 115-year-old hotel in London

A spokesman for the exclusive Hong Kong-based hotel chain told MailOnline: 'We are aware of a situation at the hotel and London Fire Brigade are at the scene'.

The hotel has recently undergone a multi-million pound renovation which it described as "the most extensive restoration in its 115-year history".

A fire broke out at London's Mandarin Oriental hotel on Tuesday, with dozens of firefighters deployed to tackle the blaze that pumped smoke high into the air over the British capital.

A massive fire has broken out on the roof of the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Knightsbridge, central London.

There were no immediate reports of any casualties.

Staff and guests were evacuated, but officials haven't said whether there were any injuries or what started the fire.

At least 15 fire trucks were called to a location in the central London district of Knightsbridge on Wednesday, the London Fire Brigade confirmed.

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The hotel lies near Hyde Park opposite famous department store Harvey Nicholls and is owned by the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group based in Hong Kong.

With nearly 200 rooms, the hotel is located near Harrods department store in Knightsbridge, an upmarket area of central London.

The London Ambulance Service said had sent "a number of resources" to the scene of the incident.

Fire crew from Chelsea, Kensington, Hammersmith, Battersea and other surrounding fire stations are at the scene.

The volume of black smoke billowing from a fire at London's Mandarin Oriental has gone down significantly after about an hour. The hotel is famous for its restaurant Dinner, run by Heston Blumenthal. The 18-month project to transform all 181 bedrooms, along with public areas was unveiled to press on May 31.

The 12-storey Mandarin Oriental has previously been used by the Royal Family and the Queen hosted an event there on the eve of Prince William's wedding to Catherine Middleton in 2011.

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