Faulty AC unit to blame for Raleigh hotel fire
Posted December 11, 2014
Updated December 12, 2014
Raleigh, N.C. — Authorities evacuated a Holiday Inn in Raleigh after a fire broke out Thursday afternoon.
The fire, at the six-story hotel off Capital Boulevard near Interstate 440, was quickly knocked down, and no injuries were reported.
Raleigh Fire Department officials said the blaze was caused by a faulty heating-cooling unit in one of the third-floor rooms. The damage to the building was minimal.
Firefighters said they responded to a 911 call and arrived to find heavy smoke on the second and third floors. Hotel personnel assisted in the evacuation.