New photos from the scene of a devastating hotel fire show the extent of the damage caused to the historic building.

Firefighters are still tackling the blaze at the Kings Hotel on Oxford Road in Stokenchurch, more than 16 hours after it was first reported.

Smoke is still billowing out of the gutted building, with tiles on the small remaining parts of the roof left seen popping off amid the intense heat and flames.

While the fire is no longer raging like it was last night, there are still visible flames inside and at the back of the building, which are being continually doused by crews.

Scorched wardrobes with coat hangers still inside and artwork on the walls could still be seen on the top floor of the building, before bricks started to crumble further.


Crowds of shocked Stokenchurch residents have gathered at a number of safety cordons to watch the horror unfold, with kind-hearted passers-by regularly providing coffee and drinks to the fire crews still tackling the fire.

Cranes with cameras and hoses loom over the wreckage of the building to assess the situation, but fire crews are seemingly waiting for the rest of the roof to cave before they can act further.

Fire crews at the scene include those from Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue, Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue and London Fire Brigade as well as Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue.

MP Rob Butler paid tribute to the emergency services for their work, saying: "Firefighters are still at the King's in Stokenchurch, but the blaze is now considered to be under control.

"It was a very serious fire but thankfully, no casualties reported. An investigation into the cause is underway. Very grateful to all involved in dealing with this emergency."