Fire Prompts Evacuation at Tampa Courtyard Marriott
The fire was caused by a malfunction of a room heater/air conditioner, according to Tampa Fire Rescue.
TAMPA – The Courtyard Marriott was evacuated Thursday (Nov. 30) night after a fire broke out in one of the rooms.
No one was injured, but several rooms sustained smoke and water damage, Tampa Fire Rescue said. Investigators believe the cause of the fire
was electrical/mechanical malfunction of the room heater/air conditioner.
Firefighters were called to the four-story hotel at 3805 W Cypress St. about 9:15 p.m. A guest in a room on the third floor had turned on her room heater which began sparking and caught fire.
The woman alerted hotel staff and called 911 and also alerted guests in the hallway and adjacent rooms of the fire. The hotel was evacuated. The sprinkler system inside the room activated properly and kept the fire from spreading until firefighters arrived on scene to ensure the fire was out.
West Bound Cypress from Dale Mabry to Lois was temporarily shut down to make way for emergency rescue vehicles.
Firefighters said the fire was out by about 9:30 p.m.
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Photo courtesy of Tampa Fire Rescue.
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