“…The fire was found to have originated in a laundry room on the fourth floor of the hotel. The third and fourth floors sustained heavy water damage, as the sprinkler system helped to squelch the blaze…(additional firefighters were needed) to assist with getting materials that were burned and water-damaged out of the building…”
A Saturday night fire at the CBD’s Hotel Intercontinental (444 St. Charles Ave.) damaged the middle floors of the 14-story structure, and moved guests to a nearby ballroom, according to the New Orleans Fire Department.
Firefighters went door-to-door at the 410 rooms to ensure that all guests evacuated the building. Initially, the fire was at two alarms, but the third and fourth alarms were struck to provide more manpower. A total of 31 trucks and 98 NOFD personnel were at the scene.
The fire was largely contained to the area where the fire originated, but smoke damage was reported on the floors above the fourth.
The fire was under control by 7:30 p.m. The only reports of injury in the blaze were from a guest who told authorities they were having trouble breathing. The guest refused medical assistance. The displaced guests were relocated to the second-floor ballroom in the Hilton New Orleans, which is located across St. Charles Ave.
For more: http://noladefender.com/content/four-ala76rm-fire-dam98ages-st-charles-ave-hotel
“…Fire fighters say the fire started in the restaurant’s heating and air condition system and could have been much worse…The sprinkler system did exactly what it was supposed to do. It contained the fire to a small area up in the attic…”
A fire set off the sprinkler system and flooded a popular restaurant in Fair Oaks early Saturday morning. Fire fighters arrived to find a section of Mikuni Sushi restaurant on fire. Luckily, the building sprinklers systems had gone off and contained the fire. However, the restaurant sustained significant water damage.
Three Sac Metro Fire engines and 17 fire fighters battled the blaze which caused an estimated $50,000 in damage to the building.
“It’s still under investigation. We know where it started, but how it started is still under investigation,” said Michelle Eidem of the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire Department. So when our crews got here there was light smoke inside but the fire was contained and they could quickly put the fire out.
No one was in the building when the fire started, But Mikuni owner Taro Arai says his employees, customers and profit will suffer.
For more: http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2012/12/29/fire-damages-popular-mikuni-restaurant-in-fair-oaks/
“…someone had placed a box on top of a stove burner and then turned the burner on. The box caught fire and activated the hotel’s sprinkler system, which put out the fire…the sprinkler system drenched the top floor and water seeped down to the first floor, which could have compromised the hotel’s electrical systems…”
The Value Place hotel at the corner of Racetrack Road and Eglin Parkway was evacuated after a small fire started in a room on the second floor about 4:20 p.m. Monday.
Firefighters made sure everyone was cleared out of the hotel and then stayed at the scene until about 9 p.m. to make sure there were no immediate electrical issues that could start another fire.
The hotel’s occupants were sent to other hotels in the area overnight until an electrician can come today to make sure the electrical system is working properly.
Most of the damages the hotel sustained were from the sprinkler water, although there was a small amount of damage from the fire, Wagner said.
For more: http://www.nwfdailynews.com/local-news/hotel-evacuated-after-fire-1.55276
Fire fighters crawled through the restaurant and extinguished small fires and burning embers throughout the interior…They spent hours on scene dealing with hot spots in the above-ceiling crawl space and attic of the one-story building…the building didn’t have a sprinkler system and damage is estimated at more than $450,000.
A fire in a Des Moines restaurant likely burned for more than an hour before being detected and it took firefighters several more hours to completely extinguish all the hot spots, officials said. Crews responded to Montana Mike’s, 5030 NE 14th St., around 5:10 a.m. Tuesday to find dark gray smoke from floor to ceiling, fire officials said.
Heavy smoke and heat made seeing initially impossible and limited the use of a thermal imaging camera, officials said.
The fire started in the back of the restaurant, near office equipment, storage and laundry machines, authorities said. The cause is still under investigation.
For more: http://blogs.desmoinesregister.com/dmr/index.php/2012/11/07/fire-burns-undetected-for-an-hour-at-local-restaraunt/article?nclick_check=1
“…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
“…The caller told the guest who answered to activate the fire sprinkler in the room because there was a gas leak. After the guest followed the directions, the caller hung up…”
For the second time this year, a Leland hotel has suffered extensive damage because of a prank phone call. Leland Police say early Sunday morning, someone called the front desk of the Best Western off US 17 and asked to be transferred to a room.
The same thing happened to another guest in the hotel back in May. That prank flooded the first two floors of the hotel and caused thousands of dollars in damage.
Leland Police detectives believe this prank may be only one of many nationwide, as was the case back in the spring. Detectives are investigating any and all leads and plan on possible collaboration with federal officials to aid in this investigation.
For more: http://www.wwaytv3.com/2012/10/22/leland-hotel-damaged-prank-call-for-second-time
”…the newlyweds had some type of disagreement throughout the evening which led to Peters breaking off two fire sprinklers inside the room as well as damaging nearly all the furniture and appliances inside the room. This caused nearly three floors of the hotel to flood and, according to the general manager, will cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to fix…”
A couple celebrating their one year anniversary at a Spokane Valley hotel caused hundreds of thousands of damages during a fight. On Wednesday, around 6:00 a.m., Spokane Valley Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a trouble unknown call at the Pheasant Hill Inn located at 12415 East Mission Avenue in Spokane Valley.
The hotel had just completed six months of renovation. Both Peters and Wozniak were booked into the Spokane County Jail on the felony charge of Malicious Mischief 1st Degree.
For more: http://www.nwcn.com/home/?fId=158943025&fPath=/news/local&fDomain=10222
“…The blaze was confined to the maid’s closet and elevator area and did not spread to other floors of the hotel…the venting system for the building was used to clear smoke from the building…”
Fire in a fourth floor maid’s closet at Holiday Inn Express hotel near Mannheim and Higgins roads caused an evacuation and fire department response Wednesday. Rosemont Public Safety spokesman Lt. Keith Kania said a hotel sprinkler system activated but additional firefighters were needed to knock the fire down.
Firefighters were dispatched at 11:10 a.m. Kania said the fire was knocked down by about 11:30 a.m. No injuries were reported. Kania did not have an estimate of the amount of damage caused by the blaze.
Witnesses at the scene reported seeing smoke billow from both the front and rear of the hotel.
For more: http://www.journal-topics.com/news/article_1fb6b33c-a5c0-11e1-8ed9-0019bb30f31a.html
“…Officials were waiting for a code inspector to determine whether the kitchen’s fire suppression system was functioning, which could determine when they would allow the restaurant to reopen…”
The blaze began on a stove at El Tequila Mexican Restaurant and briefly spread through a vent onto the roof. Damage was confined to the kitchen, the vent and a small area of the roof, he said. The restaurant had not yet opened and only a handful of employees were inside.
For more: http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/article.aspx?subjectid=11&articleid=20120524_11_A8_CUTLIN842188
“…Fire officials said a female guest was contacted by someone at the website pranku.net and told that a gas leak had occurred in the hotel. The guest was then tricked into breaking off the sprinkler head in her room with a toilet bowl cover, which then caused water to flow into eight rooms and the floor below…”
The state fire marshal’s office is investigating an incident at a hotel in Aberdeen in which a guest was pranked into breaking the sprinkler system with a toilet bowl lid, which subsequently caused several rooms to flood.
Firefighters were called to the second floor of the Holiday Inn Express in the 1000 block of Beards Hill Road about 1:30 a.m. Friday.
Officials said there was about $50,000 worth of damage to the hotel. No charges have been filed at this point.
Read more: http://www.wbaltv.com/news/30746462/detail.html#ixzz1pxPycGH5