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Electrical fire empties out Ritz Carlton hotel in Fort Lauderdale

August 10, 2011 03:57PM

All 24 floors of the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Fort Lauderdale remained empty today after an electrical fire resulted in a mass evacuation last night, a spokesperson for the hotel told the Sun Sentinel.
“We’re on generators, the hotel is currently without hot water and air conditioning,” the spokesperson said.
Guests and employees evacuated the hotel last night about 9:30 p.m. after the fire started in the electrical vault room on the hotel’s ground floor.
“The guests were outside for the duration that the fire department was on the scene accessing the situation,” she said. No word has been issued so far as to the extent of the damage, if any. [Sun Sentinel]