Peabody Hotel guests evacuated after fire in basement

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Firefighters responded to the Peabody Hotel after a report of fire coming from the laundry room in the basement Sunday afternoon.

There was a lot of smoke coming from the room, according to Memphis Fire.

Staff and management of the hotel evacuated guests before fire crews arrived, according to Memphis Fire.

It was a small fire that was quickly brought under control, a Peabody spokeswoman said.

No one was injured and there was no serious damage, the spokeswoman said.

Fire officials estimated the damage at $500,000 to the building and $500,000 to contents.

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