Thursday’s fire at Hotel Mount Pearl affected multiple rooms at the Park Avenue business.
Guests who were booked to stay at the hotel were forced to leave the building.
© — Photo by Rhonda Hayward/The Telegram
This was the scene Thursday on Park Avenue in Mount Pearl near Hotel Mount Pearl following a fire in the kitchen.
There were no injuries, but the hotel has remained closed since the fire.
Supt. Derek Chafe of the St. John’s Regional Fire Department said there was extensive fire damage in the laundry room, kitchen area and nearby storage rooms. The dining room sustained smoke damage. Hotel rooms also sustained smoke damage, though Chafe characterized that damage as minor in nature.
It took fire crews approximately 20 minutes to look after the blaze, with three stations responding. However, Chafe said crews had to undertake an extensive overhaul of the building to ensure the fire did not expand into other areas.
Chafe said it is expected fire investigators with the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary will conclude their work at the fire scene sometime later today.
Fire forces guests out of Hotel Mount Pearl
Guests were seen leaving Hotel Mount Pearl Thursday after a fire in the building.
According to media reports, the hotel will be closed until further notice, and an announcement is expected in the morning.
As of Thursday night, the hotel was cordoned off and two police cars were parked in front of the building.
The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary and St. John's Regional Fire Department received the call about the fire around 4 p.m.
According to the RNC, the blaze has caused extensive damage to the interior of the hotel. An investigation into the cause of the fire is continuing.
The Mount Pearl Municipal Police assisted with traffic control at the time of the fire.
Fire at Hotel Mount Pearl
The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary was still holding the scene as of early Thursday evening so a fire investigator could get inside and attempt to figure out what caused the fire.
Traffic on Park Avenue was blocked heading in both directions earlier that evening because of the fire. St. John’s Regional Fire Department responded to the scene.
Fireside Eatery operates in Hotel Mount Pearl.
Firefighters and police responded to a fire in the kitchen at Hotel Mount Pearl on Thursday.