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Bell Inn Hungry Horse fire: Yeovil regulars hit by vigil hoax

By WG_Yeovil  |  Posted: January 09, 2013

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Fire crews at the scene of the fire at Yeovil's Hungry Horse Bell Inn pub on Sunday morning. Photo: Len Copland/Western Gazette

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MORE than 50 people attended a hoax candlelight vigil at the Bell Inn on Sunday night.

With news of the devastating fire spreading quickly across the internet, scores of people turned out for the event – only to discover it was not genuine.

It appears that the vigil was devised by an internet troll posting on social network site Facebook.

Residents have been left upset after being duped and the incident is now being investigated.

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