MIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - A fire broke out in a restaurant attached to a hotel in Miami Beach.
Miami Beach Police and Fire Rescue units responded to the scene of a code one fire along Ocean Drive near 12th Street, early Monday morning.
The fire broke out in the Italian restaurant IL Giardino.
7News was able to get an exclusive look at the damage left behind inside the kitchen.
A traveler at a hotel next door to the one that caught fire was able to take pictures of the smoke and flames.
The witness said he heard loud “booms” at around 6:30 a.m.
Guests staying at Hotel Ocean South Beach, which is attached to the restaurant, and other neighboring hotels were evacuated.
“It was really scary,” said a man at a hotel that was evacuated.
“We were waiting to come back in the hotel,” said another evacuated traveler.
As they waited for the all clear, the investigation got underway.
No injuries were reported.
Hotel guests kept a positive outlook, saying that despite the mess left behind, they’re grateful to the firefighters and that no one was hurt.
Guests staying at Hotel Ocean South Beach were moved to other hotels while rooms were aired out. None of the rooms were damaged.
The management of Hotel Ocean said they hope to reopen by midweek.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
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