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Fires force Marriott Wardman Park Hotel guests to relocate

Evacuated from their rooms early Saturday, guests at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel sleep on the floor in other spaces. Photo: Matt Loveland/@mtloveland
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WASHINGTON (AP/WJLA) - Guests at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel were forced to evacuate their rooms overnight and sleep in ballrooms and other areas of the hotel due to a series of small fires.

Guests say they were told to leave their rooms at the hotel about 1 a.m. Saturday during the annual conference of the American Political Science Association.

After leaving the building, they were then allowed to wait in lobbies. They were allowed to return to their rooms after 3 a.m. and then had to evacuate again when fire alarms sounded.

Marriott spokesman Mark Indre says the fires were primarily in stairwells and guests were relocated as a precaution.

D.C. fire department spokesman Tim Wilson says the cause of the fires is under investigation. There were no injuries.

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