* Firefighters pump water onto the burning building from the Hand car park.
* Above and below: Fire crews hose water onto the burning building from the Chapel Street side.
It is understood the blaze began at around 8.30pm.
At least four fire appliances are at the scene and firefighters, a number equipped with breathing apparatus, are tackling it with hose-reels from Chapel Street while others, using a high monitor are pouring on water from the Hand Hotel car park.
It is not known whether anyone is inside the burning building.
Police have closed off Chapel Street and the hotel car park and thick smoke has been billowing down Regent Street.
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