Fire breaks out at New York City’s Marriott Hotel

March 27th, 2009 - 12:44 am ICT by admin  

New York, NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) — A fire has broken out at the Marriott Hotel in New York City on Thursday afternoon, a fire department official told BNO News.

A spokesman said emergency services are responding to the incident and multiple people were being treated for injuries, most of them were believed to be minor and related to smoke inhalation.

The fire is said to be on the 21st floor. Police officials called in a level 1 mobilization for crowd control at the scene.

Further details were not immediately available.

Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) is a worldwide operator and franchisor of a range of value and luxury hotels and related lodging facilities. Marriott currently has 2,300 accommodation properties in North America alone.

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