- Associated Press - Monday, January 4, 2016

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Investigators were trying to determine what caused a fire that sent smoke through the duct work of a downtown Pittsburgh hotel, which was disrupted for about three hours as a result.

Nobody was hurt in the fire at the DoubleTree by Hilton which was reported about 6 p.m. Sunday.

The fire apparently started in a kitchen and flames or smoke spread to the duct work, though the blaze was quickly extinguished.

City public safety spokeswoman Sonya Toler says guests in the 337-room high-rise hotel weren’t evacuated, through crews went floor-to-floor to ensure the fire hadn’t spread. But some guests told reporters that they were evacuated or told to stay out of the hotel as smoke filled some areas.

The hotel resumed normal operations about 9 p.m.

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