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The rock guitarist was among the hotel's patrons, and he documented the fire on his Twitter account.
"We have rooms at the beach hotel and had to leave when the smell of smoke [was] a little much," Coxon tweeted. Later the guitarist posted a photo of the roaring fire and told friends "We watched it ... We had to leave the foyer and then watch it get worse and worse ... rather sad."
Even though authorities report no one was injured, the mayor of Falmouth says the fire couldn't have come at a worse time for the town.
"It's right at the start of the holiday season, we've got the Olympic Torch coming in a few weeks, and the Finn Cup (sailing competition) as well, so I don't know how this is going to affect accommodation," Mayor Geoffrey Evans told reporters. "I think the hotel was fully booked, so to lose such a prominent hotel at this time of the year is a complete disaster."
Best Western claims that all guests have been evacuated, and that emergency services are battling the fire. The hotel company is also trying to reach the property owner to find out more information.