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Last Updated: Sunday February 17 2008 11:47 GMT

Fire breaks out in famous hotel

Brighton fire

An investigation's underway to discover what caused a huge blaze at a famous hotel in Brighton on Saturday.

No-one was hurt, but hundreds of guests and staff had to be evacuated after the fire broke out in a bedroom on the sixth floor of the Grand Hotel.

Ten fire engines were sent to the scene when the blaze began on Saturday evening, and it was quickly put out.

Many guests were allowed to return to their rooms, but a small part of the hotel is closed off for investigations.

The Grand Hotel is famous because in 1984 it was bombed in an attempt to kill Margaret Thatcher, who was prime minister at the time.

Five people died in that explosion, and the hotel had to be completely renovated afterwards.

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