HOTEL guests were evacuated from a city centre hotel late at night after a fire alarm was activated.

Fire crews raced to the Travelodge on Queen Street at around 11.30pm last night after they were alerted to the alarm. 

However, when firefighters checked the building they found no sign of smoke or fire.

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Pictures from the scene show a number of fire engines at the scene last night and a large group of what is understood to be hotel guests standing outside.

An eyewitness said: "[It's] just s*** hundreds of people had to leave their beds in the cold."

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A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: "We were alerted at 11.33pm on Wednesday, April 20 to a fire alarm activation at a building in Queen Street, Glasgow. 

"Operations control immediately mobilised four fire engines and a height appliance.  

"Firefighters checked the building and established that there was no sign of fire or smoke.

"Crews left the scene after ensuring the area was safe."

A Travelodge spokesperson said: "The health and safety of all Travelodge customers and staff is of paramount importance, and we can confirm that our Glasgow Queen Street hotel was evacuated yesterday evening as a precautionary measure after a fire alarm was triggered in an adjacent building. 

"The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service soon confirmed that this was a false alarm, and all those affected re-entered the building 20-30 minutes after being evacuated. 

"We would like to thank our customers for their understanding, and on behalf of the Glasgow Queen Street team, would like to extend our gratitude to the many customers who have since congratulated them on their efforts in ensuring that the evacuation was conducted calmly and professionally."

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