Investigation Begins Into Foxwoods Fire

January 31, 2008

A spokesman for the Foxwoods Resort Casino says the Great Cedar Hotel, hit by roof fire Tuesday, will remain closed for a few days.

Saverio Mancini says there has been water damage to the upper floors of the hotel, although nobody was injured in the blaze.

Mancini says guests who had been evacuated were allowed to retrieve personal belongings Wednesday morning.

Mancini says the state fire marshal and the chief of the Mashantucket tribal fire department will be inspecting the damage.

Officials evacuated the entire 312-room building. As a precaution, officials also evacuated the Great Cedar Casino, located on the ground floor of the hotel and one of Foxwoods’ six casinos.

Mancini says the casino has been reopened.

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