'Major fire' at Hindu temple in Nuneaton

Homes in Nuneaton have been evacuated because of a major fire at a Hindu temple in the town.

About 15 people living near the Shri Hindu Gujarati Samaj temple, on Upper Abbey Street, were taken to a hotel.

Fire crews were called out at about 04:40 GMT. Police have tweeted that smoke was blowing over the carriageway of the nearby Roanne Ringway.

The blaze, which is not thought to be suspicious, has now been brought under control and residents allowed home.

Warwickshire Police said: "A number of local residents were evacuated to the Holiday Inn, Nuneaton, and road closures were in place in Upper Abbey Street, the Roanne Ringway, Queens Road and Corporation Street.

"The fire has now been brought under control by Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service, road closures have been lifted and residents allowed to return to their homes."

More on This Story

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

Weather

Coventry

15 °C 7 °C

Features & Analysis

Elsewhere on the BBC

  • FutureThe future is now

    Get the latest updates and biggest ideas from BBC Future’s World-Changing Ideas Summit

Programmes

  • A virtual girlfriendClick Watch

    Using the latest tech to find friends on a night out and meet a virtual girlfriend

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.