Industrial Fire Journal - Fire & Rescue - Hemming Group Ltd
Rihanna evacuated from hotel after fire in lift shaft
Published:  27 June, 2012

Pop superstar Rihanna was one of 300 guests evacuated from a hotel on Whitehall Place, SW1 after a small fire in a lift shaft. 

The ‘stand there and watch me burn’ singer tweeted a picture of a fire engine from the London Fire Brigade outside the hotel to her 23.5 million followers. 

The fire caused a small amount of damage to a lift on the 7th floor of the hotel.  No one was injured. 

The Brigade was called at 0622 and the incident was over at 0752. Around 10 firefighters from Soho and Westminster fire stations attended the incident.

@rihanna tweeted this picture.