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Hotel owners to face charges after fatal blaze | Article

Owners of the Cameron House Resort hotel are set to face charges under fire safety regulations after a fire killed two guests, according to The Scotsman

Simon Midgley and Richard Dyson were both killed in the blaze, which broke out at the five-star Loch Lomond hotel in December 2017. The fire destroyed the main building, which dated back to the 18th Century, and resulted in a massive rescue operation.

The case will now be brought against the owners at Dumbarton Sheriff Court later today (21  January). 

According to the paper, the charges relate to alleged breaches of the Fire (Scotland) Act – Failure to take fire safety measures; failure put person at risk of death/serious injury and failure of person in control to take fire safety measures; failure put person at risk of death or serious injury.

If a guilty plea is entered and accepted, the business will face a “massive” fine. However, a Fatal Accident Inquiry has reportedly “not been ruled out”, while survivors and relatives of the two victims are expected to pursue private charges. 

The cost of repairs to the site are reportedly expected to total “at least” £26m, having risen from an initial cost of £18.5m.


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