Firefighters respond to Hyannis hotel fire

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HYANNIS – Hyannis firefighters responded to a blaze at the Hyannis Harbor Hotel on the Hyannis waterfront Monday night.

A third alarm was struck just after 7:30 p.m. for the location at 213 Ocean St.

fire-2Mutual aid responded from multiple area departments, including West Barnstable, Centerville-Osterville-Marstons Mills and Cotuit.

Reports from the scene indicated there was a lot of smoke visible from the building. The flames apparently started in a room and spread into the walls.

The initial cause appears to have been a malfunctioning ceiling fan in one of the rooms.

Other departments provided station coverage as part of the mutual aid response, including Sandwich and Yarmouth.

Construction on a new hotel adjacent to the Hyannis Harbor Hotel has been underway for several months. There was no initial word on a cause of the fire and no initial reports of injury.
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The Hyannis Harbor Hotel was the scene of a 4-alarm fire on September 23, 1995. Four firefighters were injured battling the blaze when a hose burst. And on November 13th, 2000 a plumber accidentally ignited a fire that damaged two rooms before being knocked down.

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