A HOTEL in Bournemouth was evacuated with six people rescued by firefighters after a blaze involving a duvet.

Nine fire engines from five stations rushed to the scene in St Michael’s Road shortly after 4am on Sunday, May 15.

Multiple 999 calls were made reporting the incident to the emergency services.

The hotel was being evacuated when crews arrived and the fire was located on the top floor of the four-storey building.

Police officers attended the scene to assist the fire service.

Firefighters rescued six people, led two others to safety and used two sets of breathing apparatus and hose reel jets to bring the fire under control by 4.38am.

A Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue service spokesperson said: “A fire investigation has been carried out and the cause involves the ignition of a duvet, but due to the nature of the fire, it can’t be confirmed if this was accidental or deliberate.”

A Dorset Police spokesman said: “Dorset Police received a report at 4.10am on Sunday 15 May 2022 relating to a fire at a hotel in St Michael’s Road in Bournemouth.

“It was reported that the fire service was in attendance and officers attended to assist.

“The fire was reported to have involved a duvet in a communal area of the hotel and the cause of the fire could not be determined.

“There were no reports of any injuries. Officers left the scene at around 5.50am.”

The fire service and police would not confirm which hotel was involved in the incident.