“Of the 29 people who were staying at the hotel, 15, including a child, were hurt and suffered minor to serious injuries, fire officials said.Â Most of the injured suffered broken bones from jumping, fire officials said.Â Alejandro Lopez, 40, said he was trapped inside his room and the intense flames left him with only one option: Jump out of the window.”
A man was killed and 15 were injured when flames overtook a hotel early Thursday in Wilmington, forcing some peopleÂ to jump out of windows.
People were trapped by flames inside the two-story Wilmington Hotel at 111 E. C St. shortly after 3 a.m. as firefighters arrived, said Erik Scott, spokesman forÂ the Los Angeles Fire Department.
Other hotel residents jumped out of windows to escape the flames.
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“…Most of the damage was from the sprinkler system…once a fire activates the system,Â the sprinklers will continue to pour water (up to 40 gallons per minute)Â until someone shuts them off…workers fromÂ a disaster recovery service, hauled fans and dehumidifiers to the damaged rooms. Workers had torn up soaked carpets from several of the rooms and at least half of one of the hallways…”
A small fire in a failed heating unit in an unoccupied room at the Holiday Inn on Glenwood Avenue on Thursday night caused extensive damage, but not because of the flames. Fire sprinklers doused the entire 10th floor of the building, soaking carpets, furniture and wallpaper. Damage extended to an estimated 25 percent of the building, according to a Raleigh Fire Department report.
About 70 firefighters arrived at the hotel just before 9 p.m. Thursday, but the sprinklers had already quenched the flames. No one was injured.
â€œThey are designed to put a fire out, and the only way they can do that is to flow a lot of water,â€ Hicks said.
Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/11/29/3417282/fire-extinguishers-at-holiday.html#storylink=cpy
â€œ…the fire started above the ceiling, in the attic space,Â (where) there is some wiring in that immediate area…one of the employees could hear some crackling above the ceiling…the fire began in an area right above the entrance to the restaurant. Firefighters had to break into the ceiling of the 5,500-square-foot restaurant to put out the blaze…”
Investigators say an electrical fire caused about $400,000 in damage to a popular Clinton Township restaurant Tuesday night. The fire broke out at J. Baldwinâ€™s Restaurant & To-Go location at 16981 Eighteen Mile Road at about 9:54 p.m., Clinton Township Fire Chief Jack Shea said today.
The main fire was under control in 20 minutes, but it took another couple of hours to put out small fires that had extended elsewhere in the building, Shea said. Firefighters cleared the scene at around 12:30 p.m.
The restaurant is open until 10 p.m. on Tuesdays, according to the companyâ€™s website. Shea said there were people at the establishment, but it was about to close. No one was injured in the blaze.
For more:Â http://www.freep.com/article/20130529/NEWS04/305290076/j-baldwins-fire-restaurant-clinton
“…workers said they think mattresses might have fueled the blaze, but DallasÂ Fire officials said they do not have an official cause of the fire…the fire was escalated to three alarms due to the size of the building and the hot and humid temperature inside…the renovated building was set to open as a new hotel in August 2013…”
A building being renovated into a new Homewood Suites was damaged after aÂ three alarm fire midday Wednesday. Officials with the hotel chain told FOX4 workers were installing dry wall andÂ flooring when the fire broke out on the fifth floor of the nine story buildingÂ shortly before noon.
Construction workers were in the building at the time and were evacuated. TheÂ fire was put out by 12:30 p.m.
Fire officials said they believe the fire was accidental.
Management for the hotel told FOX4 they believe they will be able to makeÂ repairs and still open on schedule.
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“…Firefighters tried to cut the roof to keep the fire from spreading, but that effort failed…The Clinton Fire Department report estimated property losses at $300,000 and damage to contents at $250,000…”
A Thursday afternoon fire at the Motel 6 in Clinton that apparently spread from a mulch bed outside the building to the roof and attic damaged at least 20 rooms and caused an estimated $550,000 damage, authorities said.
The flames went up the side of the building and, driven by high winds, made it to the attic, where the fire burned through the roof,Â WYSH Radio in Clinton reported. Officials said at least 20 rooms were damaged by fire, and a large part of the rest of the building received smoke and water damage.
Firefighters used a ladder truck to spray water on the fire, and utility workers were called in to turn off power, natural gas, and hotel water.Â The American Red Cross responded to help the people staying at the hotel, which is owned by Rocky Daya of Clinton, the report said.
For more:Â http://oakridgetoday.com/2013/04/12/motel-6-fire-in-clinton-causes-estimated-550000-in-damages/
“…the cause of the fire was an accidental gas leak to a deep fat fryer.Â The cause of the leak is undetermined.Â A pilot light in the appliance was the source of ignition for the leaking gas…the flames spread quickly through the ventilation system, creating a challenge for firefighters…”
Honolulu Fire Department investigators said the fire started in the kitchen of The Cheesecake Factory at the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center just before 3:30am Friday.
Damage is estimated at $2,500,000.Â This includes damage to the restaurant’s kitchen, exhaust duct and smoke damage to adjacent businesses in the shopping center.
A restaurant cleaning employee described hearing an explosion and tried putting out the fire with an extinguisher.
â€œThe ducting system is designed to move cooking grease and smoke up to the roof where thereâ€™s penetration,â€ said Capt. Terry Seelig, HFD spokesman. Shocked employees watched helplessly as crews worked to contain the fire.
“…the structure had been renovated a number of times, creating created many crawl spaces and voids thorough which the flames spread. That made it difficult for firefighters to put out the fire…the fire appeared to have started near a storage room in the basement, burning through the first floor and then extending to the attic…”
A Goffle Road restaurant may be temporarily shuttered after a three-alarm fire spread from the basement to the attic early Sunday morning, causing significant damage to the interior, the boroughâ€™s fire chief said. Local volunteer firefighters rushed to La Cantina Restaurant shortly after 12:40 a.m. on Sunday, after a passerby walked into Engine Company No. 3 and told them that the restaurant was on fire, Fire Chief Joseph Speranza said.
About 30 to 35 firefighters responded to the Mexican restaurant â€” less than a quarter mile from the firehouse â€” to find heavy smoke coming from the building, Speranza said.
Firefighters battled the main blaze for about an hour and forty-five minutes, but spent a good portion of the morning chasing hot spots, he said.
For more:Â http://www.northjersey.com/hawthorne/La_Cantina_Restaurant_in_Hawthorne_might_be_temporarily_shuttered_after_fire.html
“…The fire started in an old sauna room on the first floor next to the main office…the room was being used by the owner for storage…several second-floor motel rooms received extensive smoke damage…”
The Travelodge on Rte. 9 in Natick was evacuated Saturday morning after a two-alarm blaze struck, forcing occupants outside and damaging several rooms. Fire Chief James Sheridan said the department responded to the 1350 Worcester St. motel after receiving multiple 911 calls for a fire beginning at 11:11 a.m.
Sheridan said the building was evacuated, as the first firefighters on the scene saw heavy smoke and fire. They aggressively suppressed the fire and knocked it down quickly.
Sheridan said the department struck a second alarm upon getting to the motel, with firefighters from Framingham and Wellesley covering the central station.
He estimated roughly $50,000 in damages to the concrete building. As of 1:30 p.m., the department was still cleaning up at the scene, he said.
“…Fire fighters say the fire started in the restaurantâ€™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.
â€œItâ€™s still under investigation. We know where it started, but how it started is still under investigation,â€ 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:Â http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2012/12/29/fire-damages-popular-mikuni-restaurant-in-fair-oaks/
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 didnâ€™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 Mikeâ€™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:Â http://blogs.desmoinesregister.com/dmr/index.php/2012/11/07/fire-burns-undetected-for-an-hour-at-local-restaraunt/article?nclick_check=1