We are deeply saddened to see the terrible damage to aBode Exeter. The Royal Clarence building is one of huge historic significance and it is very tragic to see it suffer a fire such as this. We are hugely relieved that no one has been injured and that all guests and staff were quickly and safely evacuated.
Our thoughts are with the team at aBode as well as the other businesses affected by the incident.
At this time, much of the city centre in Exeter is open for business and welcoming visitors. We would recommend checking official websites and twitter feeds such as those run by Exeter City Council, Stagecoach, Heart of Devon and Visit Exeter prior to travelling for all the latest information and additionally would ask visitors to avoid the Cathedral Yard area while the authorities continue to deal with the fire.