Fire Forces Guests Out of Center City Hotel

Some hotel guests had to trek up and down more than two dozen flights of stairs after fire broke out inside a Center City Philadelphia hotel overnight.

A small electrical fire began on the 25th floor of the Embassy Suites at 1776 Benjamin Franklin Parkway around 12:30 a.m. Monday.

Guests were evacuated from the building – walking down flights of stairs – as Philadelphia firefighters responded to the scene. It took crews around 25 minutes to get the fire under control. [[381941241, C]]

The elevators remained out of service once guests were let back in so hotel staff handed out water to guests as they made the journey up flights of stairs – the building is 28 stories tall, guests told NBC10.

No injuries were reported.

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