Oxford: Fire-Damaged Randolph Hotel Reopens

The historic Randolph Hotel in Oxford has reopened today (May 5 2015), after being badly damaged by a fire in April.

Flames from a beef stroganof flambee were sucked into the extractor fan, leading to the roof catching fire. Flames ripped through three floors.

Firefighters were called to the scene at 4.39pm following 999 calls reporting of smoke coming from the roof of the building.

A total of 14 fire engines attended the hotel including two high reach appliances.

South Central Ambulance Service and Thames Valley Police were also in attendance.

Roads in the area around Beaumont Street were closed for several hours with diversions in place.

The hotel was safely evacuated and no-one was injured.

The Gothic hotel reopened its doors at 10 o'clock this morning, but the front of the 150-year-old building remains covered with scaffolding.

Damaged areas which are still being repaired are sealed off, but 110 of the 150 rooms are available,

 

Randolph fire front of hotel

 

Randolph fire aerial image

 

Pictures on social media showed smoke billowing across the city centre.

 Randolph Fire Oxford skyline

(Image: TVC, The Varsity Club Oxford)

 

Randolph fire thermal image

Recently Played Tracks

To listen live, choose your preferred location:

Go

On TV: Feel-Good Christmas!

10am - 11am

Watch heart TV

  • Coldplay Christmas Lights

    10:55

    iTunes

  • Kylie Minogue It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

    10:45

    iTunes

  • Ariana Grande Santa Tell Me

    10:35

    iTunes

  • Elton John Step Into Christmas

    09:59

    iTunes

Heart VIP

Local

Autumn Weather

Find your local four day weather report here.

Listening To Radio Win With Heart

Make Heart the soundtrack to your day and you could be a winner with great prizes up for grabs throughout the day.

Follow Heart on Twitter