Rebuild plans for blaze-hit hotel

10 May 2012

Owners of a family run hotel in Cornwall that was destroyed by a fire say it will be rebuilt "bigger and better than ever before".

Flames engulfed the Falmouth Beach Hotel on 30 April, leaving only a few parts of its structure left standing. No-one was injured in the incident.

The official cause of the blaze has not been revealed, although investigators have said a tar heater being used to repair a hotel balcony could be linked to the incident.

Demolition workers are now set to take down what is left of the scorched remains.

A statement from the Evans family, owners of the hotel which opened in 1984, said they would like to thank everyone for their messages of support "at what has been a difficult time".

Copyright Press Association 2012

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