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Marriott Hotel Fire
August 18, 2007

Connecticut - About 150 people were evacuated from the downtown Marriott Hotel and Spa yesterday after a fire erupted in ventilation shafts. About 26 Stamford Fire and Rescue firefighters responded just before 4 p.m. to crush flames shooting from air ducts on the side of the hotel on Tresser Boulevard, Deputy Chief Dave Jones said.
Flames rolled up the building, reaching up to 6 feet, Jones said.

No one was injured. The fire may have started in air ducts on the second floor, but the fire marshal is investigating the cause.

Guests were not evacuated immediately because the fire didn't pose a serious threat, according to the hotel's general manager, Joe Kelly.

The fire was in the ventilation system on the second floor, near the laundry room and housekeeping quarters. No fire was reported in any guest rooms.

Several guests left the hotel themselves after they saw smoke from their windows or smelled it in the hallways. Many lingered outside the lobby doors sipping on bottled water and trying to keep cool.

Patti Dreifuss and her sisters, Barbara and Vivian Dreifuss, were lounging at the hotel's indoor-outdoor pool when they saw heavy black smoke.

The sisters thought they'd escaped the Manhattan bustle for a retreat to Stamford.

"It was supposed to be a quiet weekend without fire engines and police cars," Barbara Dreifuss said.

It was the second time the trio had something happen while staying at the hotel.

"Last time we were here there was a blackout," Patti Dreifuss said. "But at least we didn't have to walk down as many flights this time."

All 150 guests and hotel employees were evacuated about 4:30 p.m. after smoke began to fill the lobby and several corridors, Kelly said.

"We tried to make them as comfortable as we can," he said. "This was really a very small fire. It was the fact that the smoke was going up the side of the building and got into the hallways that made it more noticeable."

Police blocked the intersections along Tresser Boulevard from Washington Boulevard to Elm Street to direct traffic, Assistant Police Chief Robert Nivakoff said.

Smoke and flames traveled through several air ducts in the building, and smoke flowed into the upper levels of the 16-floor hotel and the lobby, fire Capt. William Avalos said.

Four small first-floor conference rooms were damaged by water, smoke and debris after firefighters pulled out ceiling tiles and ducts to extinguish fire, Avalos said. The area was cordoned off until repair, he said.

Guests were allowed in about 7:30 p.m., Kelly said.



Hotel fire at Starr Pass Marriott Resort forces evacuation

Aug 23, 2007 07:10 PM

600 guests were evacuated from the luxury Starr Pass Marriott Resort on Wednesday.

Fire investigators spent Wednesday night on the scene of the fire trying to figure out how it started.

The fire broke out about 5:00 p.m. The fire department says three linen carts in a storage room burned up. It set off the sprinkler system which kept the fire from spreading.

Two workers from the hotel were treated for smoke inhalation. One had to go the hospital.

It caught guests by surprise.

"I was just going to change my clothes and head back down for dinner. We were in the elevator, got off at the fifth floor... I wasn't really thinking it would be a fire," says guest Dan Gearing.

"I could hear the alarms and actually smell some smoke," Joe McKernan.

The fire department says everything went smoothly. The sprinklers did what they were supposed to, and the evacuation went well


Three injured in Midtown hotel fire

August 22, 2007 -

Crews were on the scene of a fire at the Radisson hotel in Midtown Wednesday afternoon.

Eyewitness News viewer Bethany Ahlquist works on Lexington Avenue and says she was returning to her building when she saw the fire and snapped the picture.
Reporter Stacey Sager has the story from the scene.

We are told the fire, which started in the restaurant of the hotel, was brought under control Wednesday afternoon. Things, however, were a mess here on Lexington Avenue around 3 p.m.

Thick smoke that was pouring out of the hotel at East 48th Street and Lexington.

We are told one firefighter was injured, two civilians were also injured but none of the injuries are life-threatening.

This is the second high-rise fire the FDNY has had to cope with in recent days



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