Part of Leicester city centre was closed due to fire

Humberstone Road and Wimbledon Street in the city centre were closed last night due to a fire.

The fire was in the former International Hotel, on the ground floor of the building. Fire crews arrived at the scene shortly after 6.30pm.

Fire crews brought the blaze under control and then searched the building to ensure no one was trapped inside. They confirmed nobody was found inside the building.

The fire was on the junction of Humberstone Road and Wimbledon Street

Humberstone Road and Wimbledon Street were then reopened at around 8.30pm. To keep up with all the latest updates across Leicestershire, please like our Facebook Page