Hamilton fire evacuates hotel overnight

  • 16/05/2016

Guests of a Hamilton hotel were forced to evacuate from their rooms late last night after a fire broke out in the ceiling.

Emergency services were called to the Distinction Hotel on Garnett Avenue just after 11pm, after fire alarms at the hotel were activated.

Guests in the hotel were evacuated but were later allowed back into the building.

The fire has been contained and there are no reports of any injuries.

The fire service says a sprinkler system installed at a Hamilton hotel has helped minimise the damage caused by a fire in the ceiling.