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Rihanna escapes London hotel fire

2012-06-28 08:05
London - Rihanna has been evacuated from a London hotel fire.

The We Found Love singer and 300 guests were rescued from the Corinthia Hotel in Whitehall Place in the early hours of Wednesday morning after a blaze broke out in a lift shaft.

Rihanna tweeted fans a picture of herself bundled up in the back of a taxi in a grey hoodie and sunglasses. The caption read: "Roamin da streets since 6am! Fyah in da telly #evacuationlife" (sic)

She then posted: "Fire in da telly #evacuationlife", with a snapshot of a fire engine outside the hotel.

London Fire Brigade have confirmed that no one was injured, and Clare Durnford, the hotel's public relations manager insisted the incident was not serious, and evacuation was just a safety precaution.

She said: "At approximately 06:30, one of the service elevator motors at Corinthia Hotel London burnt out. There was a slight discharge of smoke and because of our robust fire management policy, the alarms were activated and a full evacuation of the building was carried out.

"As a matter of procedure, the fire brigade were called to carry out full safety checks throughout the building. All guests were safely accounted for and were allowed back into the hotel soon after 7am."

The 24-year old star is in London after headlining Radio One's Hackney Weekend on Sunday, with Rihanna set to take to the stage again on 8 July) for Wireless Festival in Hyde Park.
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