Three injured after explosion at midtown hotel: Officials
At least three people were hospitalized yesterday afternoon after an explosion at a midtown Hilton hotel.
The FDNY said more than 65 firefighters were sent to the hotel on Sixth Avenue to put out the electrical fire in the basement at around 1:10 p.m. Three people had "minor injuries," according to an FDNY spokesman.
The fire knocked out power in the hotel, trapping nine people briefly in an elevator and causing a lot of smoke, officials said. It was under control at around 3:15 p.m., and its cause was still under investigation Wednesday.
A Hilton spokesman would not confirm reports that the three people injured were hotel workers.
"The safety, security and well being of our guests and team members remain our top priority," the spokesman said in an email. "As such we are working with the local authorities to quickly resolve this issue."