Sprinkler system tames hotel blaze
TAMPA - A three-alarm fire at a downtown hotel brought out firefighters but was extinguished by the building's sprinkler system Friday. The Courtyard Tampa Downtown, a Marriott hotel at 102 E. Cass St., was evacuated after the fire was reported in a sixth-floor room just after 2 p.m., Tampa Fire Rescue said. There were no reported injuries. The fire was caused by an electrical failure, Tampa Fire Rescue officials said.