FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) — A fire in a laundry area at a Fayetteville hotel injured two people and shut down the hotel on Sunday evening, officials say.
The incident happened at 6:38 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, 4025 Sycamore Dairy Road in Fayetteville.
Upon arrival, fire crews found that the automatic sprinkler system had extinguished a fire that had started in the commercial dryer in the hotel’s the first floor laundry room, Fayetteville Battalion Chief/Fire Marshal Michael L. Martin said in a press release.
One sprinkler head activated as a result of the fire in the four-story building. The fire was contained to the laundry room.
An employee and a hotel guest suffered smoke inhalation, Martin said. The guest was transported by ambulance to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center for evaluation.
The building sustained minor smoke and water damage. At the decision of the hotel management, the approximately 30 guests staying in the hotel were transferred to a nearby Embassy Suites for Sunday night, according to Martin.
The hotel is expected to re-open Monday.
The cause of dryer fire is undetermined at this time, Martin said.