Folkestone's Premier Inn hotel evacuated amid bedroom blaze
Damaged furniture outside
Folkestone's Premier Inn after a bedroom fire. Picture:
by Sam Lennon
A Folkestone hotel had to be evacuated after a bedroom caught
fire last night.
A woman was taken to hospital after suffering smoke
Two fire engines were called to the Premier Inn, in Cherry
Garden Lane, at 10.30pm and the ground floor room severely
A Folkestone fire station spokesman said: "Crews had to wear
breathing apparatus to deal with the incident. We managed to stop
the fire spreading beyond the bedroom, but it was very badly
Fire crews were at the scene for about two hours and police were
The blaze is under investigation, but it is initially believed
to have been caused by a discarded cigarette.
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