Hotel evacuated after six mini buses torched

Firefighters tackled a fire involving in a hotel car park involving six mini buses and two trailers all of which were completely alight.

Around 120 people were evacuated from the Ibis hotel in West Thurrock at 1 am this morning (Tuesday) because smoke from the fires was going into the building.

Using one main jet, two hose reel jets and foam crews had extinguished the fires by 03:12hrs.

An investigation will be carried out to establish the cause of the fire

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