Officials: Laundry room fire at Satellite Hotel was accidental

Satellite Hotel
Crews have contained a small fire that started on a third floor laundry room at the Satellite Hotel in Colorado Springs. / CSFD

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Fire investigators say the cause of a laundry room fire at the Satellite Hotel Wednesday has been determined to be accidental.

It happened just after 4:30 p.m. at the hotel located at 411 Lakewood Circle.

Fire officials say it started in the third floor laundry room. Crews were able to keep the fire contained to the clothes dryer.

Several residents on the third floor were evacuated as air quality in the area was being monitored.

Officials say CSFD crews were able to save $50,665,847 in structure with a loss of $7,753.

One resident was evaluated by a medical team and released.

The National Fire Protection Association has issued the following tips for residents and visitors of high-rise apartments and condominiums:

  • Know the locations of all available exit stairs from your floor in case the nearest one is blocked by fire or smoke
  • Meet with your landlord or building manager to learn about evacuation plans and how to respond to an alarm

>> Click here for more safety information.

 

 

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