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Three men are in a critical condition after a fire broke out at an Adelaide hotel.
Seven people were hospitalised after the blaze, which started at 6.30am at the Comfort Hotel Adelaide Meridien in Melbourne St, North Adelaide.
Flames can be seen coming from hotel windows in footage shot from the street.
Around 15 people were rescued from the building by Fire and Rescue crews, using ladder and cherry pickers.
Carli Leishman said she saw a hotel room engulfed in flames.
“As we were going down the stairs we actually could see the room that was on fire and you could hear them screaming ‘help! help!'” she said.
One man, who suffered serious burns, jumped into the hotel’s pool before authorities arrived.
Guests have since been escorted back into the hotel, with staff working with police to help arrange alternate accommodation.
Police and fire cause investigators are working to determine the cause of the fire.