Jan 21, 2021 12:28 PM

Third floor room collapse during Manhattan hotel fire

Posted Jan 21, 2021 12:28 PM
Wednesday afternoon hotel fire -photo courtesy Manhattan Fire Department
Wednesday afternoon hotel fire -photo courtesy Manhattan Fire Department

Manhattan— A construction crew is responsible for a fire at a hotel in Manhattan.

Just before 2:30p.m. Wednesday, fire crews were dispatched to  The Hampton Inn, 501 East Poyntz Avenue in Manhattan, for a report of a possible structure fire, according to Deputy Fire Chief Ryan Almes.

Upon arrival, crews found smoke and flames showing from the roof of a hotel.  Crews immediately searched the building and helped one occupant from the structure.

Photo courtesy of Manhattan Fire Department
Photo courtesy of Manhattan Fire Department

During firefighting operations, a collapse occurred and a hotel room on the third floor crashed down to the ground level. 

The fire reached a second alarm before it was contained in just over two hours.  The building is a three-story 72-unit hotel that was occupied at the time of the fire. 

The fire cause is accidental due to construction workers cutting on the roof.

Riley County police asked the public to remain out of the area of East Poyntz and Frontage Road near the Hampton Inn as emergency crews worked the fire. There were no injuries reported.