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|Toaster Fire Causes Concern At
Fremont Street Hotel
Sunday, January 01, 2006
A toaster caught fire in a Fremont Street hotel diner
during the lunch hour on New Year's Day, causing the
evacuation of the restaurant. The restaurant will
remain closed until Clark County Health District inspectors
determine that the food in the restaurant was not
affected. There was minimal damage from the fire.
Firefighters responded to the Bay City Diner located
along Main Street, which is inside the Golden Gate
Hotel/Casino at 1 Fremont Street, at 11:57 a.m. New
Year's Day after hotel security reported that smoke
was showing from the roof of the four story hotel.
When firefighters arrived, they discovered the smoke
was coming from a roof vent that was connected to
the Bay City Diner located on the ground floor. Firefighters
found that a toaster had caught fire inside the restaurant,
with heat causing accumulated grease inside the vent
ductwork to ignite. A fire extinguisher used by restaurant
employees put the toaster fire out before the arrival
of the fire department, and another extinguisher was
used by firefighters to extinguish the fire inside
the vent ductwork. While this was in operation, the
restaurant was closed, and will remain closed until
the health district determines it is safe to reopen.
There was minimal damage from the fire and no one
was injured during the incident.
Huge blaze wrecks disused
Tuesday, 21 February 2006
Fire engulfed the disused hotel in the early hours
of the morning
A disused hotel in West Sussex has been left badly
damaged after a huge fire engulfed the two-storey
More than 50 firefighters tackled the blaze at the
Cranfield Lodge Hotel, in Maypole Road, East Grinstead.
No one was inside the building. Fire crews were pulled
back from the blaze when the roof collapsed and it
was judged too dangerous to continue.
West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said the cause
of the fire was being investigated. Arson was not
Firefighters were called to the scene at 2300 GMT
The first crews to arrive said they were faced with
thick smoke coming from the building, but there was
no obvious sign as to where the fire had started.
Shortly afterwards the fire broke out through the
roof, which then collapsed and the fire quickly spread
to the ground floor.
Neighbour Tristan Jones said his wife took their
children to the hospital where she worked for safety.
"With the wind coming across the property, embers
were falling on to our house as well, which the fire
service decided to damp down," he said.
"It was very dangerous at its height."
Demolition work on the remains of the hotel was started
on Tuesday afternoon.
Two arrested following hotel
West Bend hote fire
March 4, 2006
A lamp knocked over during a domestic dispute that
occurred at a West Bend hotel suite rented out to
five people from South Milwaukee Friday morning resulted
in minor damage to the room, and the arrest of the
two people involved in the dispute.
According to West Bend Fire Department Battalion Chief
John Spartz, a fire alarm was activated at the Clairemont
Inn & Meeting Center, 2520 W. Washington St.,
at approximately 6:09 a.m. When firefighters arrived,
Spartz said, the fire had been extinguished by one
of the five people in the "theme" suite.
During an ensuing police investigation, said Sgt.
Gus Unertl, a police department spokesman, it was
discovered that two of the five people were involved
in a physical altercation, knocked over the lamp,
in turn causing some drapes to catch fire. A participant
in the dispute, 41-year-old James Erie, put the fire
out, sustaining burns to his hands. He was taken to
SynergyHealth St. Joseph’s Hospital for treatment.
He was later jailed on charges of domestic abuse/disorderly
conduct, as was 43-year-old Amanda Sutton.
There was drug paraphernalia found in the room, Unertl
said, although no further charges are being contemplated
at this time. The three other people in the party
were questioned but released, he said.
Damage was estimated at around $500, Spartz said.
|Motel On Colfax
Man At Royal Host Motel Treated For Smoke Inhalation
March 5, 2006
DENVER -- Arson investigators are trying to determine
what started a motel fire on East Colfax Avenue Sunday
night that sent one person to the hospital.
The fire broke out at about 9:30 p.m. at the Royal
Host Motel at 930 East Colfax Avenue.
Firefighters believe the blaze started in a second-floor
room where two men were staying. Witnesses said that
the flames engulfed the side of the motel within minutes.
"As the flames started to get bigger, my boyfriend
ran to help management get people out because people
were still in their rooms and had no idea," said
witness Merrian Johnson. One man was transported to
the hospital for smoke inhalation.
The Red Cross was called in to help those staying
at the motel.
The fire damaged one unit and a few others had water
damage, according to fire officials. Seven rooms on
the second floor were closed. People staying in rooms
on other floors were allowed to return early Monday
|£12,000 fine follows hotel
7 March 2006
The fire service said it could have led to fatalities
A hotelier has been ordered to pay £18,000 in
fines and costs after a blaze in which 130 guests were
led to safety.
Trevor Mitchell, 66, manager of the New Loretta Hotel,
Llandudno admitted charges which included failing to
ensure adequate escape routes.
The case was brought by North Wales Fire and Rescue
Llandudno magistrates heard that two people were
rescued from the roof but no-one was injured.
The fire last Easter weekend had started due to an
The court heard that one man had to kick his way
through a fire door, because a wheelie bin was wedged
Another escape route was blocked by a single bed,
the court heard.
Mitchell was fined £3,000 for each offence
with £6,000 costs.
He also admitted not keeping escape routes clear,
not keeping logs of fire drills and failing to train
Speaking after the case, the rescue service's safety
manager Alyn Edwards said he hoped it would send a
message to businesses about the importance of fire
safety particularly with even tougher laws coming
in the autumn.
"It could have quite easily have been a different
ending to the story and we could have been looking
at two fatalities," he said.