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Hurt in a Hotel Fire? Here’s What to Do

In late October, a fire broke out at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel’s Old Hickory Steakhouse before spreading to a rooftop HVAC unit. The hotel is the largest non-casino hotel outside of Las Vegas in the United States, so a fire could cause several injuries. Fortunately, no one suffered injuries, although one firefighter was treated at the scene for heat-related symptoms. But what if something went wrong, and the fire spread further? What if someone was burned or hurt by smoke inhalation? What if, Heaven forbid, someone died of suffocation or burn injuries due to a hotel fire? Hotel Fire Statistics The National Fire Protection Association states that there are approximately 3,520 hotel and motel fires in the United States annually. This accounts for 1 percent of all structure fires. These fires result in roughly nine deaths, 120 injuries and $84 million in property damage. Most of these fires start in kitchens, but most…
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