June 28, 2012 13:30

Rihanna evacuated from London hotel after fire

Singer tweeted that she had to 'roam the streets' after being kicked out of her hotel at 6am

Rihanna evacuated from London hotel after fire

Photo: PA

Rihanna escaped from a hotel fire in London yesterday morning, after a small blaze broke out in a lift.

The singer was evacuated from the Corinthia Hotel in Whitehall just after 6am. Although the fire was minor, 300 hotel guests were ushered out and made to stand outside in the cold, Metro reports.

The singer found shelter in a black cab, tweeting and uploading pictures of the incident onto Instagram. She wrote: "Roamin da streets since 6am! Fyah in da telly #evacuationlife."

A spokesman for the Corinthia Hotel said: "At approximately 6.30am, one of the service elevator motors burnt out. There was a slight discharge of smoke and because of our robust fire management policy, the alarms were activated and a full evacuation of the building was carried out."

They added: "As a matter of procedure, the fire brigade were called to carry out full safety checks throughout the building. All guests were safely accounted for and allowed back into the hotel soon after 7am."

On Sunday night (June 24) Rihanna brought BBC Radio 1's Hackney Weekend to a close, bringing Jay-Z on stage with her.

Rihanna is due to headline Wireless Festival, which runs from July 6–8 in London's Hyde Park. Drake and Deadmau5 are the event's other headliners.

See WirelessFestival.co.uk for more information about the festival. To check the availability of Wireless Festival tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.

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