Elevator fire prompts hotel evacuation

SAN DIEGO – A fire in an elevator sent smoke throughout the Sheraton  Hotel on Harbor Island Wednesday, prompting employees to evacuate the hotel.

The fire was reported at about 2 p.m. at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina at 1380 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego Fire-Rescue spokeswoman Mónica Muñoz said. Responding fire crews tracked the smoke to a fire in an elevator on the first floor.

Hotel security organized the evacuations, Muñoz said.

The fire has been extinguished and no injuries have been reported, according to officials.

Some guests have been asked to remain in their rooms until the air can be cleared.