Fire Does Heavy Damage To Hotel Filled For NBA All-Star Game

(Brooklyn) - Dozens of people who came to Cleveland for the NBA All-Star game won't be spending the rest of the week in the hotel they originally booked. Fire on Wednesday morning heavily damaged the Hampton Inn off Tiedeman Road in Brooklyn.

The first call about the fire came in at 9 a.m. Wednesday. All the guests were safely evacuated, and were taken to the Brooklyn Community Center.

Firefighters from Brooklyn and other nearby cities kept putting water on the fire, but heavy winds kept the fire alive for hours. The hotel's roof, upper floor, and upper facade had the most damage. There was likely smoke and water damage all the way through the building.

The majority of the hotel's guests were in town for the NBA All-Star Game. Finding them hotel rooms will be difficult, given that nearly every hotel room in Cleveland is booked through Sunday.

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