A man suffered “serious burns” a fire Thursday afternoon at the Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort and Spa, according to the Marco Island Police Department.
Police and the Marco Island Fire Department responded to an electrocution and fire at the hotel on 560 S. Collier Blvd. The man, approximately 55 years old, was taken to the hospital via helicopter.
106pm #Marcoisland PD & @MarcoIslandFire responded to electrocution & comm structure fire @ Marco Island Hilton. Responding personnel found approx. 55 year old male w serious burns. MIFRD personal located smoke conditions. Injured male transported via helicopter @LCEC on scene
— Marco Island Police Department (@MarcoIslandPD) July 26, 2018
The subcontractor was conscious when he was taken to the hospital, according to a hotel spokesperson. The man was not a hotel employee.
The circumstances leading up to the fire were unclear.
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