UPDATE: Fire destroys building at Cambridge hotel
CAMBRIDGE, Md. – A building at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay was completely destroyed in a fire, early Sunday morning.
According to the Cambridge Rescue Fire Company, the call came in around 6 AM on Sunday. Officials at the scene say the building to the left of the main hotel was 100 percent involved and people were evacuated out of the main building. Almost a dozen fire departments responded to help put out the blaze but the 1,400 square foot building appears to be a total loss, with estimated damage totaling $220,000.
Maryland Fire officials say the blaze began in an exterior mulch bed and was the result of careless discarding of smoking materials.
Joel Bunde, the General Manager of the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay released the following statement:
The safety and security of our guests and colleagues is a top priority at Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay. We can confirm that an isolated fire occurred in the early morning of Sunday, October 6, in a free-standing cottage next to the hotel that is used for small meetings. Hotel guests and colleagues were immediately evacuated, and local authorities arrived on the scene to swiftly extinguish the fire. There were no injuries and the hotel only sustained damage to the 1,400 square-feet cottage as well as a small number of vehicles parked in the parking lot behind the building. Following an inspection by local authorities, guests and colleagues were cleared to return and the hotel continues to operate as usual.