As many as 27 people were rescued after a massive fire broke out at a five-storey hotel near Gujarat's Jamnagar on Thursday evening, police said.
The hotel was destroyed,but no one was seriously injured in the incident, said Jamnagar District Superintendent of Police Premsukh Delu.
"The fire started at about 7:30 pm and spread quickly. Twenty-seven guests were staying in 18 of the total 36 rooms. They were all rescued by police. Hotel staff too is safe," he said.
The flames were brought under control around 10:30 pm.
Fire tenders from Jamnagar fire brigade and Reliance (which has a refinery in the area) were pressed into service, the police officer added.
The police official said the preliminary investigation showed that short circuit caused the fire.
Some 2-3 people have complained of breathlessness and have been admitted to a hospital.