Fort Myers Hampton Inn evacuated due to smoke near I-75

Reporter: Asha Patel Writer: Nicholas Karsen
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Guests at the Hampton Inn near Southwest Florida International Airport were evacuated early Tuesday morning due to smoke.

The guests were forced out of the hotel around 3 a.m., where they waited for firefighters to arrive.

San Carlos Park Fire Department responded to the smoke alarm.

San Carlos Parland and South Fire Department responding to smoke at the Hampton Inn. Credit: WINK

smoke was reported coming from the first and third floor.

As firefighters investigated the scene, they found tripped breakers in the laundry room and then narrowed the problem down to a faulty elevator.

The scene has been cleared.

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