CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - A fire broke out at 21c Museum Hotel Friday causing an emergency evacuation, dispatch confirmed.
Emergency crews responded just after 6:30 p.m. at the hotel on Walnut Street downtown. Flamers could be seen coming from the windows when firefighters arrived at the scene.
During the call, FOX19 NOW reporter Ben Katko noticed a special tribute to firefighter Jordan Pieniazek who lost his life in a motorcycle accident last week.
On the right side of the responding fire truck was a special decal dedicated in Pieniazek's honor.
According to authorities, an estimated total of $25K in damages were caused to Metropole Restaurant inside the hotel.
The cause of the fire, reported by officials, was embers from the hood that ignited build up in the vent system from lack of maintenance on the vent system.
Patrons were allowed back in a short time later.
No injuries were reported.
The company released the following statement: