Fire damages 8th floor of downtown Holiday Inn

Fire damages 8th floor of downtown Holiday Inn

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A fire damaged parts of the 8th floor at the Downtown Knoxville Holiday Inn Saturday. A fire damaged parts of the 8th floor at the Downtown Knoxville Holiday Inn Saturday.

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - A small fire damaged parts of the Holiday Inn hotel in Downtown Knoxville Saturday.

The Knoxville Fire Department was dispatched to 525 Henley Street at 11 AM Saturday for a report of fire on the 8th floor of the hotel.

Firefighters initially made their way to the floor below the fire and readied themselves for fire operations.

Fire crews passed self-evacuating hotel guest in the stairwell as they made their way to room 805 to extinguish the flames. The hotel's front desk staff assisted in the evacuation of guests and performed headcounts.

Fire damage was contained to the room of origin, which was unoccupied at the time. No injuries were reported and the hotel remains open with the water damaged floors listed as non-inhabitable.

The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time.

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