Commercial dryer fire causes hotel evacuation

Posted at 4:00 AM, Jul 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-18 04:00:39-04

PORTAGE, Mich. — A fire in the laundry area at the Courtyard Marriot in Portage was a wake-up call for guests and staff as they had to evacuate the hotel around 10:45 p.m. on Monday.

Officials arrived on scene and located the fire in a commercial dryer.  The fire caused heavy smoke to fill the lobby of the hotel.

According to police, it took about an hour and a half to extinguish the fire and ventilate the area.

No one was injured during this incident.