Gibraltar - Five Star Floating Hotel damaged by fire at berths
GIbraltar - 28th December 2014 - At approximately 1730hrs a fire broke out at a storage container at the berths next to the floating five star hotel Sunborn at Marina Bay Gibraltar, directly next to the Gala Casino at Ocean Village.
The fire led to a full evacuation of the hotel and the casino and all the restaurants and bars in the marinas. The was no reports of any injuries to any persons in the area although extensive damage has been caused by the fire to the exterior of the floating hotel and the facade of the Gala Casino.
Fire Fighters from the City Fire Brigade where assisted by Royal Gibraltar Police, Customs, the port authoirty and Gibraltar Defence Police to make the area safe.
The fire is believed to have orginated within a storage container adjacent to the luxury floating hotel containing refurbishment materials, according to City Fire Brigade sources. The Fire Brigade continued to make the area safe over an hour after the initial report of the incident, dosing down the area to prevent a re-ignition. The hotel was evacuated with passengers remaining at a safe distance from the vessel as the as an initial investigation into the cause of the fire begins.
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