Smoke has been seen coming from the roof of Newquay's iconic Headland Hotel, which been evacuated.

A chimney is understood to be at the centre of the fire, with crews from Newquay, St Columb, Perranporth and Truro all at the scene.

They are using a raised platform to access the fire from the roof. 

Staff and guests are assembled on the grass of the hotel and fire engines have arrived.

Falmouth Packet:

Amara Pickerill has captioned this photo on Twitter: "When your favourite hotel is on fire" followed by an unhappy face

Guests have spoken of having to abandon their meals after the fire alarm sounded.

The hotel is famous for being the filming locations of Roald Dahl's The Witches starring Angelica Huston, with many other movies and TV shows being filmed there.

It has also hosted royalty, including King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra during the early 1900s and Prince Charles and Princess Anne in more recent years.

More to follow.