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Fire forces brief evacuation at Chicago Hilton

July 2, 2006

A portion of the Hilton Hotel near downtown Chicago was evacuated Sunday after a fire broke out in a storage room. No injuries were reported.

Firefighters responded to a "water flow" call at the hotel located at 720 S. Michigan Ave. in the city's South Loop neighborhood at about 11:30 Sunday morning.
They found a fire in a linen container in a storage room on the 22nd floor of the building. The hotel's sprinkler system put out the fire.

Firefighters say smoke from the fire was light and that guests were being allowed to return to their rooms as of 1:00 PM. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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Heat Injures 3 At Monterey Park Hotel Fire
MONTEREY PARK, Calif. Three people, including a firefighter, suffered heat-related injuries Tuesday as a fire blazed at a Monterey Park hotel, authorities said.

The fire at the Lincoln Plaza Hotel, 123 S. Lincoln Ave., was reported at 8 a.m., Monterey Park police Sgt. Scott Wiese said.

Firefighters evacuated about 150 hotel occupants, most of them tourists, Monterey Park Fire Battalion chief Mark Khail said. Many of the guests had been checking out.

An Arcadia firefighter and two guests suffered heat-related injuries, Khail said.

The cause of the fire at the seven-story building was not immediately available. Firefighters from Alhambra, Arcadia, San Gabriel, South Pasadena, Pasadena, Glendale and the Los Angeles County Fire Department helped fight the fire.

A disaster response team from the San Gabriel Pomona Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross provided lunch and refreshments to about 50 of the hotel's guests at a parking lot across the street until it was safe for them to return and retrieve their belongings, Red Cross volunteer Michael Heather said.

Updated 7/15/2006

MONTEREY PARK - A fire that caused an estimated $1.3million in damage to a seven-story hotel Tuesday morning was still under investigation, according to the Monterey Park Fire Department.

The fire started on the roof of the Lincoln Plaza Hotel, 123 S. Lincoln Ave., shortly after 8a.m. and took six hours to bring under control. Firefighters were able to contain fire and smoke damage to the area of origin.

Monterey Park firefighters battled the blaze with assistance from the Alhambra, Arcadia, Los Angeles County, Pasadena, San Gabriel and South Pasadena fire departments. In all, there were nine engine companies, five truck companies, three rescue ambulances and four battalion chiefs on hand.

and two hotel guests suffered heat-exhaustion injuries, the fire department said.

About 150 people were safely evacuated from their rooms.

A disaster response team from the San Gabriel Pomona Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross provided lunch and refreshments to about 50 hotel guests at a parking lot across the street until it was safe for them to return to get their belongings, said Red Cross volunteer Michael Heather.


Man injured in Osner Hotel fire,


SMOKING: Fire fighters last night succeeded in containing damage to the western side of the Hotel Osner’s two top floors after a fire started on the seventh floor.

THERE was just a single casualty last night when several rooms on the top two floors of East London’s landmark Osner Hotel on the beachfront were seriously damaged by fire and smoke.

The name of the man who was taken to hospital by ambulance could not be established last night.

Hotel management acted quickly to evacuate the 114-room eight-floor hotel immediately after the fire was reported at about 5.30pm.

Several fire engines raced to the scene and police and traffic police responded swiftly to control crowds.

Police spokesperson Captain John Fobian said a full assessment would be done this morning.

“The cause of the fire will be thoroughly investigated ... and I expect the forensic experts to start going through the damaged rooms with a fine tooth comb as soon as possible,” Fobian said.

Blaze forces hotel evacuation
From: AAP
June 07, 2006
ABOUT 20 people have been evacuated after a fire in a western Sydney hotel.

The NSW Fire Brigades received a triple-0 call when the blaze broke out in a hotel on Victoria Road, Parramatta, just after 11pm (AEST) last night, a fire spokesman said.
Twenty firefighters from four brigades found smoke coming from the office on the second floor of the two storey building.

About 20 people were evacuated as the crews fought the blaze.

The fire was contained, with no injuries reported, but the office and an adjoining hallway were severely damaged.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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