- Associated Press - Saturday, October 25, 2014

PHOENIX (AP) - A Phoenix hotel is working to relocate hundreds of guests after a fire triggered an evacuation Saturday morning.

Shanna Wolfe, a spokeswoman for Sheraton Downtown Phoenix Hotel, says about 800 guests as well as hotel staff were safe after a fire erupted around 11 a.m.

Dozens of firefighters responded to the scene. It appears an electrical fire broke out on the first floor, authorities said.

Wolfe says some guests who need to leave or get to their vehicles are being escorted to their rooms to fetch their belongings. Others will have the option of heading to another hotel.

Meanwhile, numerous people were gathered outside the hotel’s entrance. The hotel was providing water and also working to get food for people, Wolfe said.

Wolfe said the Phoenix Fire Department is still investigating the scene and hasn’t said when anyone can return to the hotel.

Situated in the center of downtown next to the city convention center, the Sheraton has about 1,000 rooms and 80,000 square feet of meeting space.

The hotel opened in September 2008 and bills itself as the largest hotel in Arizona.

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