Cameron House - Couple Killed in Fire

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two men who died when a fire tore through a luxury five star hotel on the shores of Loch Lomond have been named.

Simon Midgley and Richard Dyson, believed to be from London, were staying at Cameron House Hotel when the blaze broke out on Monday morning.

Police have not confirmed the identity of those who died, but relatives have paid tribute on social media.

The hotel’s director has praised the actions of the emergency services in preventing further tragedy.

Firefighters who brought a couple and their baby to safety from an upper floor have been hailed as “heroes”.

More than 200 guests were evacuated from the building when the blaze broke out. A joint investigation into the cause of the fire is under way.

In a new statement, Cameron House’s director, Andy Roger, praised the “very swift actions of the emergency services”.

He said: “Everyone associated with Cameron House Hotel is still coming to terms with the events of yesterday and we are all hugely conscious that two people tragically lost their lives in the fire.

“Their families and friends are foremost in our thoughts as we co-operate fully with the investigation teams to try to establish the circumstances surrounding this terrible incident.

“The emergency services were on the scene long into the night and I cannot praise their efforts highly enough. They are true heroes. The firemen bringing out a couple and their young child by ladder from a second-floor room was a heart-stopping moment for all those who witnessed it.

Mr Roger said the hotel had made arrangements for the vast majority of the guests to travel home or continue with their breaks and he thanked them for their patience and “good spirits”.

For the full report please visit: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-42411510