Rihanna’s fiery escape


Rihanna was among 300 people evacuated from the Corinthia Hotel in London after an early-morning fire broke out in an elevator shaft. The 24-year-old ‘We Found Love’ singer tweeted news of the fire to her Twitter followers, posting a picture of a fire engine and the words: “Roamin da streets since 6am! Fyah in da telly.” A London Fire Brigade spokesman told the Press Association that no one was injured in the fire, but the flames did cause a bit of damage to the seventh floor. The singer then posted: “Fire in da telly #evacuationlife”, with a snapshot of a fire engine outside the hotel. Clare Durnford, the hotel’s public relations manager insisted the incident was not serious, and evacuation was just a safety precaution. She said: “At approximately 06:30, one of the service elevator motors at Corinthia Hotel London burnt out. There was a slight discharge of smoke and because of our robust fire management policy, the alarms were activated and a full evacuation of the building was carried out. As a matter of procedure, the fire brigade were called to carry out full safety checks throughout the building. All guests were safely accounted for and were allowed back into the hotel soon after 7am.” Rihanna has been in London for several performances, including BBC Radio 1′s Hackney Weekend concert series. The singer then stepped out rocking short shorts and cutoff fishnet stockings. Though the singer was baring lots of leg, she was covered up above the waist in a loose printed tee and leather jacket with Egyptian embellishments. Rihanna is also set to take to the stage again on 8 July for Wireless Festival in Hyde Park.