Twenty people have been evacuated from Hanley’s newest hotel following an early morning blaze.
Fire crews are currently at the £20million Hilton Garden Inn Hotel after being called at 4.30 this morning.
Six crews – plus the aerial ladder platform from Longton – are at the scene after the fire was discovered on the fifth floor.
The hotel is on the Smithfield development and has eight storeys.
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service have confirmed the road – Leonard Coates Way – was closed for a short time this morning but has since reopened.
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