Flies to blame for hotel fire

Dead flies were to blame for a fire accident that destroyed large parts of a hotel earlier this month.

Around 100 firefighters rushed to tackle the blaze at North Yorkshire’s Crathorne Hall, a 37-bedroom Edwardian hotel on October 1.

The hotel, built in 1906, probably caught fire when burning bugs from an electric insect killer fell on flammable loft material, local firefighters have concluded.

It will stay shut until next month, with a re-opening date planned for November 10, the hotel says.

Firefighters helped avoid burn injuries

Firefighters could not save much of the the Grade II-listed building’s east wing, but no one was hurt or suffered burn injuries during the fire.

North Yorkshire station master, firefighter Alan Bell, has called the blaze “unusual”.

He says there was a fly issue in the region where the fire broke out, which is why an insect killer was installed there.

A spokesperson says the fire service is “confident” that smouldering flies from an electric bug zapper are the most likely reason behind the blaze.

Other possible reasons have not been totally discounted, the spokesperson adds. The service says that it believes the blaze was accidental.

Lord Crathorne is throwing a party for the firefighters to express his gratitude to them. He is a resident at the hotel but no longer owns it.

Call Accident Advice Helpline

In this case no one was injured, but if you have been hurt with burn injuries in a fire accident then you may be able to make a compensation claim. You must have received medical attention and the accident must not have been your fault.

Accident Advice Helpline is a respected national law firm that can assist you with your claim after helping you to decide whether you should pursue one or not. Its lawyers offer no win, no fee* services. Call 0800 689 0500 for more information.

Source: BBC

  • Was this Helpful ?
  • Yes   No

How much you could claim?

Two QUICK ways to find:
  1. Call us at 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile OR
  2. Use our Claim Calculator

Disclaimer: This website contains content contributed by third parties, therefore any opinions, comments or other information expressed on this site that do not relate to the business of AAHDL or its associated companies should be understood as neither being held or endorsed by this business.
Claim Calculator
Find out in 30 seconds how much YOU could claim...
  • Please tell us where you were injured
  • Please enter your full name
  • Please enter a valid name
  • Please enter your telephone number
  • Please enter a valid telephone number
  • Terms and Conditions*Required

Can I Claim?

Esther says "The law states that if you’ve been injured and someone else is to blame, you are entitled to compensation." Read more >

Claim Calculator ► Accident Types ►

How Much Could I Claim?

It only takes 30 seconds to find out how much compensation you could receive. Take the 30 second test now.>

30 Second test ► Claim Form ►

Why Choose Us?

"When they say they are 100% no-win, no-fee*, they mean it. I would recommend Accident Advice Helpline to anybody." Read more >

No-Win, No-Fee*? ► Testimonials ►

Claim Now

"They were ever so professional ... they knew exactly what I was going through ... I received over £4500." Read more >

Claim Form ► Call Me Back ►
Is there anything wrong with this page? ( Help us Improve )