April 30, 2012 15:43

Blur's Graham Coxon caught up in Falmouth Beach Hotel fire drama

Guitarist was staying at hotel ahead of his gig in the Cornish town tonight (April 30)

Blur's Graham Coxon caught up in Falmouth Beach Hotel fire drama

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Graham Coxon was forced to evacuate a hotel Falmouth earlier today (April 30) after it caught fire.

The Blur guitarist, who is staying at the Beach Hotel ahead of his gig in the Cornish town tonight, spoke about the drama in a series of tweets.

He wrote: "We have rooms at the Beach Hotel and had to leave when the smell the smell of smoke for [sic] a little much."

Coxon then tweeted pictures of the burning hotel, before adding: "We watched it... We had to leave the foyer and then watch it get worse and worse...rather sad."

According to BBC News, the fire broke out at around 12:00 (BST). Fire crews are still at the scene, although there are currently no reports of any injuries.

A statement issued by the hotel's owner Best Western said: " All guests have been evacuated and the emergency services are battling to get the blaze under control. We are currently trying to speak with the owner of the property to find out further information."

Coxon is due to play at the town's Princess Pavilions tonight to round off his current UK solo tour, before joining up with Blur again to play the Olympic closing ceremony concert on August 12.

Scroll down and click below to view Coxon talking to NME about his preparations for the gig, which frontman Damon Albarn has hinted could be the band's last.

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