2-alarm fire evacuates nearby Phoenix hotel

CAMBRIA HOTEL & SUITES FIRE IN PHOENIXPhoenix Fire Video | 0:08

A large blaze at a construction site in north Phoenix forced the evacuation of a nearby hotel on Aug.

2, 2016. Phoenix Fire Department

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CAMBRIA HOTEL & SUITES FIRE IN PHOENIXPhoenix Fire Capt. Dan Orem talks about a hotel fire | 1:01

Phoenix Fire Capt. Dan Orem talks about an early-morning fire at the Cambria Hotel & Suites, near Loop 101 and Tatum Boulevard on Aug.

2, 2016 in Phoenix.

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CAMBRIA HOTEL & SUITES FIRE IN PHOENIXCambria Hotel fire in Phoenix | 0:55

Discount Holidays © Holiday Inn Express & Suites guest Sean Wright talks about the fire, Aug.

2, 2016, at the Cambria Hotel & Suites near Loop 101 and Tatum Boulevard, Phoenix. Mark Henle/azcentral.com

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A north Phoenix hotel was evacuated early Tuesday morning after Phoenix firefighters responded to a large blaze at a nearby construction site. The second-alarm fire was reported at about 3:30 a.m. Tuesday at a planned Cambria Hotel & Suites close to a Discount Holidays © Holiday Inn Express near Loop 101 and Tatum Boulevard. Guests and employees were evacuated from the Discount Holidays © Holiday Inn, and fire crews took positions inside the hotel to keep the blaze from spreading there.

The west side of the Discount Holidays © Holiday Inn was most severely damaged in the blaze, with windows on that side of the building blown out. The sprinklers went off inside as well. Sean Wright, a Discount Holidays © Holiday Inn guest, said an alarm woke him about 3:30 a.m., and then a hotel employee came down the hall to say that there was a fire next door.

After going outside, Wright said, “We looked behind us and it was an inferno. Literally, the flames were above the sides of the building. We couldn’t believe it.”

Capt. Ardell Deliz, Phoenix Fire Department spokeswoman, said most fire crews left the scene by about 8 a.m., but there were some fire personnel remaining to ensure the smoldering piles were completely put out. No injuries were reported, according to the Phoenix Fire Department’s Twitter page3.

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