“…(the cord) was stuck under the lamp and wore out after a while…friction likely caused the shorted cord to ignite, and sparks caused the carpet to catch on fire, which then spread to a couch and the wall…”
Starkville Fire Department officials confirmed the cause of a fire Thursday that destroyed the interior of a hotel room at Americas Best Value Inn & Suites on Miss. Highway 12 as electrical. SFD Training Officer Charles Yarbrough said he concluded in his investigation that the fire was started by a short in a lamp cord.
On Thursday, a shift manager at the hotel said she called 911 after a customer came into the lobby and said he saw smoke emitting from the back of the building. The manager, who refused to be identified, said neither the room where the fire took place nor any nearby rooms were occupied at the time the smoke was first reported and there was no one in the vicinity of the fire.
Yarbrough said everything in the room, from the furnishings to the walls would have to be replaced, but said the hotel’s structural integrity was satisfactory as the rooms were designed to contain and isolate fires.
For more: http://www.starkvilledailynews.com/node/13339
“…investigators discovered an electrical malfunction in the room’s heating unit…the sprinkler system put the fire out, saving a large portion of the building from catching fire…”
An electrical malfunction forced several occupants of the Fort Wayne Marriott to evacuate after a fire broke out in a second floor room. Fort Wayne firefighters were called to the hotel on East Washington Center Road just after 11:30 Monday night.
According to Fort Wayne Fire Department Battalion Chief Mike Pinkham, the fire was confined to a second floor room on the hotel’s west side.
Fire officials and hotel management didn’t know how many occupants were in that wing of the building, but 12 to 14 rooms were occupied. No one was inside the room where the fire started.
Heavy smoke filled the entire wing on the second floor. Fire alarms sent most occupants outside into frigid temperatures. Pinkham said officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department helped evacuate several occupants while fire crews were arriving.
For more: http://www.wane.com/dpp/news/local/marriott-hotel-evacuated-after-electrical-fire
“…Officials said 18 rooms were destroyed after an electrical short in an air conditioner unit caused a fire in a room on the third floor…about $15,000 in property damage and about $30,000 in content damage was reported…”
Fire officials said 18 adults were displaced and one injury was reported after a hotel fire Tuesday night in Winston-Salem. Authorities said 24 firefighters from various units had the situation under control within about 30 minutes.
Authorities said the Red Cross responded and the victims were moved to the Quality Inn in Winston-Salem and the Village Inn in Clemmons. Details on the reported injury were not released.
For more: http://myfox8.com/2012/10/17/officials-18-adults-displaced-in-winston-salem-hotel-fire/
“…The fire caused to hotel to lose power and prompted the chief to order an evacuation of the hotel…with the loss of the generator and the power out in the hotel, no elevators or any electrical systems were working at all. without power, smoke alarms and other life safety systems were not working, necessitating the evacuation…firefighters used master keys to go room by room, floor by floor…”
The Boston Fire Department responded to a fire Wednesday morning at the Doubletree Hotel on Soldiers Field Road in Allston for a fire in the generator room. The generator was on the second floor in the adjacent parking garage. The fire was contained to the electric panels and diesel fuel. With the help of the building’s staff the Boston Fire Department shut off the fuel supply.
Firefighters were shifted over to help with evacuation once the fire was knocked down. One extra engine and ladder were ordered to the scene. The Doubletree Hotel is a 15-story building.
The Boston Fire Department worked with the hotel to relocate the guests. The Boston Fire Chief ordered a building and an electrical inspector to the scene to check out the generator room where the fire was. The Doubletree Hotel had an electrical contractor and their building engineer on scene looking at damage and rerouting power to the hotel.
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“…The blaze damaged the inn’s roof and attic, and there was water damage to the upper floors…damage is estimated at between $400,000 and $500,000…”
An electrical malfunction in a bathroom might have caused a fire at the Calistoga Inn Tuesday morning, a Calistoga firefighter said. The fire was reported at 3:13 a.m. at the inn, restaurant and brewery located at 1250 Lincoln Ave.
Guests were evacuated as crews began to battle the flames. Twelve of the hotel’s 18 rooms were occupied, mostly by couples, Tamagni said. No injuries were reported.
For more: http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2012/08/28/electrical-fire-causes-half-a-million-in-damage-to-calistoga-inn/
”… investigators determined the blaze was caused by an electrical failure in a storage room…causing approximately $100,000 in property damage to the unoccupied building…”
The Delaware fire marshal’s office says an early morning blaze that damaged a New Castle restaurant was accidental. The fire was reported shortly after 5 a.m. Sunday at the Casablanca restaurant on North DuPont Highway near Minquadale.
No injuries were reported in connection with the fire, which occurred while the building was closed and unoccupied. The fire caused an estimated $100,000 in damages.
For more: http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/df9c669c4360469dbde60f932c9cdff2/DE–New-Castle-Fire
All hotel guests were not required to evacuate, but the incident did cause a headache for some of the 3,000 guests staying there, especially due to the power outage. Some guests on upper floors chose to exit the building and had to walk down several flights of stairs.
On Wednesday afternoon, guests at the New York Hilton Hotel got an unexpected jolt as a transformer exploded in the electrical room. The explosion in the Midtown Manhattan hotel caused electricity to go out and injured two people.
Firefighters arrived at the scene around 1p.m. to find smoky conditions, injured workers, and people trapped in elevators. Several took to the basement to put out the basement electrical fire.
Two workers were injured as they got caught in the blast while tending to an electrical panel in the basement. One man suffered from a head injury and was treated at the scene. The other was taken to NY Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center and treated for minor burns on his hands, the New York Daily News reported.
For more: http://www.travelerstoday.com/articles/1930/20120614/electrical-explosion-nyc-hotel-knocks-out-power.htm
“…The fire originated in the ceiling area of the indoor pool, it was likely an electrical problem, according to the release…”
“…Flames traveled from the overhang above the indoor pool to other walls in the hotel… Winds forced the smoke and fire up to the third floor and fanned the flames…”
Holiday Inn Express employees stood huddled in thin blankets near Frisch’s Big Boy as firefighters from 10 departments attacked the building with axes and water. Smoke billowed from windows with punched-out screens on the southwest corner of the building at 773 Hebron Road. The three-alarm fire was fueled by a strong wind, up to 30 mph, from the northwest.
Firefighters tore into the building and tossed debris from open windows. Between fire truck sirens, the hotel fire alarm and radio calls of several chiefs, communication was challenging but achieved, Huggins said.
Investigators determined the damage exceeded $1 million, according to the release. Inspectors at the scene said the hotel’s fire alarm system and sprinkler system functioned properly during the blaze, according to the release.
For more: http://www.newarkadvocate.com/article/20120309/NEWS01/120309003/Everyone-out-Holiday-Inn-Express-fire-continues
“..(the hotel)… will remain closed until an electrical inspection is completed at the hotel…the main electrical panel became too hot, causing black smoke but no fire…”
The Quality Inn, 10 W. Orvis St., and Dar’s Place, which is inside the hotel, were closed after firefighters responded early Monday to a report of smoke originating in the hotel’s electrical room. All power at the hotel was still off as of 5 p.m. Monday, although a generator was providing some lighting.
“It doesn’t look like we’re going to open tonight,” Mr. Stevens said at that time. “There’s still a lot of work to do. What they’re trying to do right now is get the heat turned on in the building.”
When asked if he expected the hotel to open up today, Mr. Stevens replied, “That will depend on what they do tomorrow. There’s a lot of work left to do to get the building up and running.”
Approximately 40 rooms had guests, all of whom were evacuated safely to Emmanuel Congregational United Church of Christ, 39 W. Orvis St. There, guests were served a breakfast courtesy of the church.
For more: http://www.watertowndailytimes.com/article/20120221/NEWS07/702219855
The fire is believed to be electrical, but Noah said he doesn’t expect to determine the exact cause of the fire because the room “flashed over” during the fire. This can produce heat as high as 930 degrees.
“The building was built in 1927, and it still has the original wiring in the building,” Orgeron said. “We ask them not to, but you can’t be in everyone’s room all the time. People do break the rules.”
The fire at the Missouri Hotel started in the room of a resident who was using multiple electrical appliances, an official said. Fire marshal Philip Noah said a 48-year-old woman in room 221 had a box fan, stereo and cell phone charger plugged into an electrical cord.
Being able to pinpoint it becomes very difficult,” Noah said. “Really it would take an lectrical engineer”.
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