Fire reported at Brickell City Centre's EAST, Miami hotel

Photos show scorched balcony on ninth floor

By Amanda Batchelor - Senior Digital Editor

Courtesy: Miami Fire Rescue

MIAMI - Miami firefighters extinguished flames coming from a balcony at the EAST, Miami hotel at Brickell City Centre, Miami Department of Fire-Rescue spokesman Capt. Ignatius Carroll Jr. said.

The fire was reported about 3 p.m. Wednesday at the building on South Miami Avenue.

Carroll said firefighters received reports of heavy flames and smoke coming from an eighth-or ninth-floor balcony on the southwest corner of the building.

Carroll said a generator was being used on the ninth floor when it caught fire, but firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the flames.

"The fire remained outside of the hotel and was quickly brought under control," a representative with the developer behind Brickell City Centre, Swire Properties, said. "Following advice from the fire department and building security, guests and staff have since returned to the hotel, which is fully operational. The investigation is ongoing."

Carroll said no injuries were reported.

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