Mid Wales

Crews tackle Powys hotel fire near Llandrindod Wells

Fire at Severn Arms Hotel, Penybont, Powys Image copyright Peter Gilbert

Firefighters are continuing to tackle a large blaze at a hotel in Powys.

Five fire crews, an aerial platform and a water bowser have been sent to the blaze at the Severn Arms Hotel in Penybont, near Llandrindod Wells.

They were called to the incident at the Grade II-listed Elizabethan building at 15:30 BST, closing the A44 road.

People were in the hotel at the time the fire broke-out, but Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service said everyone has been accounted for.

Image copyright Martin Streat

Firefighters said an aerial drone has also being sent to the scene to carry out a survey of the 10-bedroom building.

Teams are continuing to cool blaze hotspots at the site and are expected to remain in the area for the time being.

The fire service confirmed no-one had been injured in the incident.