FIRE NEW JOURNAL-40
forces evacuation of guests
February 4, 2007
YORK, Maine --Investigators were trying to pinpoint
the cause of a fire that forced the evacuation of
guests from a hotel in York Harbor.
No injuries were reported in the Saturday afternoon
fire at the Stage Neck Inn, which began in a utility
duct near commercial dryers.
Fire Chief Chris Balentine said 12 to 15 rooms were
occupied and everyone was evacuated safely. The fire
was brought under control within 90 minutes. The guests
were permitted to return to their rooms to fetch their
belongings but had to find other lodging.
Fire damage was estimated at $50,000.
Statement from Sheraton New York Hotel &
NEW YORK-February 7, 2007 -
Early Wednesday morning a burst water pipe caused
a small electrical fire on a lower, non-guest floor
of the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers. The fire
in an electrical closet created smoke on several floors
of the hotel. The hotel and New York City Fire Department
responded immediately, and the electrical fire was
quickly resolved about 4:30 a.m. Guests were never
in danger and there were no injuries. Contrary to
some early news reports, no evacuation was required
and at no time were any guests required to leave the
The hotel's fire alarms activated and the public
address and hotel voicemail systems were used to inform
guests of the problem and request that they remain
in their rooms. Power is currently turned off on lower
floors as electricians make repairs and the hotel
hopes to have it restored this afternoon. One bank
of elevators was temporarily out of service but service
was restored by 8:30 a.m.
While never a safety threat, the incident was an
inconvenience to many guests, especially given the
early morning hour. In an effort to reassure guests
and provide comfort, the hotel's management team was
in the lobby all morning to answer questions and address
any concerns. In addition, the hotel has waived charges
for Tuesday night's stay and all guests were offered
free breakfast in the hotel.
The 50-story, 1750-room hotel was fully occupied.
Initially, only about a half-dozen guests needed to
be re-accommodated to other area Starwood hotels.
fire blamed on bad wiring
Wednesday, February 7, 2007 1:01 AM EST
SEEKONK - Faulty wiring has been determined to be
the cause of the four-alarm, late night fire Saturday
that injured four people and displaced dozens from
the Ramada Inn on Fall River Avenue.
Fire officials traced the cause of the blaze to wiring,
Fire Capt. Michael Healy said Tuesday. The hotel remains
closed, Healy said.
A woman who had been in the hotel told The Sun Chronicle
Saturday night she was blow-drying her daughter's
hair when a spark came from the wall and ignited a
mattress in the first floor room.
Two firefighters and two others suffered minor injuries,
but only one of the civilians who suffered smoke inhalation,
was taken to a hospital.
Damage was contained to two rooms, and fire officials
had no estimate of damage Tuesday.
The fire displaced wedding guests and several dozen
cheerleaders who were attending a competition in Providence.
The cheerleaders' uniforms were damaged in the fire,
but donations helped them make it to the event
|February 12, 2007
Fire in Las Vegas Strip hotel service cart causes
LAS VEGAS - Fire sprinklers helped douse a service
cart fire that sent smoke into a service elevator
shaft at a Las Vegas Strip hotel and prompted the
evacuation of several hotel guests, officials said
No injuries were reported and damage at the Harrah's
hotel-casino was described as minor after the 8:45
p.m. Sunday fire in a sixth floor housekeeping service
lobby of the 15-floor Mardi Gras tower.
Fire sprinklers activated and guests were evacuated
from several rooms on the fifth, sixth and seventh
floors due to smoke, said Clark County fire spokesman
Scott Allison said. He said the cause of the fire
remained under investigation Monday.
Hotel spokeswoman Deborah Munch said Monday that
about 40 people were evacuated from nearby rooms for
about 90 minutes. The hotel has 2,575 rooms.