A smoke fire at a bar adjacent to Hyatt Centric Times Square on West 45th Street caused the evacuation of hotel guests on Sunday morning.
The fire, which was reported at about 7:40 p.m., began operating the canal at
Three people suffered minor injuries related to exhaustion during the evacuation, the chief said.
The cause of the fire, which Tom 1965 Blundell, the hotel's general manager, said in a statement was that the alarms were due to a neighborhood fire and that it was contained in the bar. After the firefighters made it clear, the guests were allowed to return.
"When she did, she said, 'We are going to die,'" said her daughter, Sonya Piagi, who was staying at the hotel with her mother, her brother, Matthias Piagi, and a friend, Luca Mornett.
Piagi was on crutches and as they left the room, they took a different staircase from their mother, and they were separated.
Another guest, Linda Lawrence, was standing in front of the hotel, barefoot. Mrs. Lawrence of Plymouth met, state, state, visited New York overnight and was on the 49th floor of the hotel with her husband and her two daughters, 7-year-old Charlie and Case, 7 years old when the fire alarm went off , she
"We ignored it because there are so many false alarms," she said.
Her daughters looked out the window and saw strong rising smoke, she said. It smelled of burning rubber.
Descended 49 stairs.
"It's difficult because they are slow and scared," she said of her daughters.
Some guests were particularly kind and offered to help with the girls' wear while others pushed them out of the way, she said.
She said the evacuation was well organized.
The family visited New York for the first time to celebrate Charlie's birthday and wanted to stay on a very high floor in a hotel.
"Welcome to New York," she said with a laugh.