UPDATE: Crews extinguish Gladstone region hotel fire

UPDATE 12.50pm: QUEENSLAND Fire and Emergency Service crews were able to extinguish a fire at the Miriam Vale hotel by 12.15pm today. 

The hotel fire was reported to emergency services at 11.50pm.   

A QFES spokeswoman said there was a large amount of smoke coming from the hotel when crews arrived, and an evacuation was in progress.   

She said the fire was contained to one room and was extinguished by about 12.15pm.   

Crews are still at the scene ventilating the area. 

EARLIER 12.08pm: EMERGENCY services have been called to the Miriam Vale Hotel where a fire has been reported.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services are responding.

It's believed staff and patrons have been evacuated.