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Center City hotel fire evacuates guests

An electrical fire broke out at Embassy Suites Monday.
Embassy Suites, at 1776 Benjamin Franklin Parkway.Courtesy Hilton

Guests in a Center City hotel were in for a rude awakening early Monday morning when a fire broke out.

Embassy Suites guests were evacuated from their rooms around 12:30 a.m. after a small electrical fire started on the 25th floor, reports said.

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Guests had to use the stairs to exit the building, as the elevators were out of service, NBC10 reported. The hotel, at 1776 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, is 28 stories tall.

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Crews got the fire under control in about 25 minutes. Guests were then permitted to return to their rooms, though they had to climb the stairs again.

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No injuries have been reported.

 
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