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Aug 18, 2012 10:02 PM by Van Nguyen

6 hotel guests evacuated after smoke alarm goes off

MARANA, Ariz. - An elevator system malfunction may have caused the automatic smoke alarm to activate at the La Quinta Inn and Suites near I-10 and Cortaro.

Northwest Fire crews responded to the hotel around 4:30pm Saturday.

Emergency dispatchers indicated that there was the smell of smoke, a haze and alarms activated on the 3rd floor of the hotel.

Firefighters evacuated 6 guests on the third floor.

They spent an hour searching the entire building and determined the source of the alarm may have been a malfunction with the elevator.

The evaluator remains out of service.

The hotel will work with repair contractor to make the necessary repairs.

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