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Sprinkler system tames hotel blaze

TBO.com From staff reports
Published:   |   Updated: March 19, 2013 at 12:22 AM

A three-alarm fire at a downtown hotel brought out firefighters but was extinguished by the building's sprinkler system Friday.

The Courtyard Tampa Downtown, a Marriott hotel at 102 E. Cass St., was evacuated after the fire was reported in a sixth-floor room just after 2 p.m., Tampa Fire Rescue said.

There were no reported injuries.

The fire was caused by an electrical failure, Tampa Fire Rescue officials said.

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