NEW YORK (AP) — The Fire Department says an early-morning blaze in a Brooklyn high-rise hotel was doused without any injuries.
The Fire Department says a mattress apparently caught fire around 5 a.m. Sunday at the Brooklyn Sheraton on Duffield Street. The cause of the fire isn't immediately known.
Jeff Moenkhaus (mehn-KOWS'), of St. Louis, Missouri, was on the 12th floor when he said firefighters banged on his door telling him to get out. He said he smelled smoke in the hallway and used a stairwell to exit the building.
The 41-year-old, who was in town on business, said he and about 100 other guests were allowed back into their hotel rooms after about 30 minutes.
A hotel manager hasn't immediately returned a call.
The 25-story hotel in downtown Brooklyn opened in 2010.