Basement Blaze Forces Evacuation of North Adams Holiday Inn
The Holiday Inn in North Adams had to be evacuated around midnight Monday after a fire in the boiler room sent smoke through the basement and into the first floor.
IBerkshires.com reports that smoke was reported coming from the building shortly before midnight, right after firefighters finished responding to an alarm that went off at 85 Main Street.
Fire Director Stephen Meranti said firefighters searched through the basement area and found the fire in a type of plastic trash container in the boiler room.
Firefighters were able to put it out quickly and used fans to drive out the smoke. The cause had not yet been determined as of early this morning.