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Flames, smoke visible during Seattle hotel fire

A fire in an unrented guest room at a high-rise Seattle hotel briefly sent out flames and smoke Friday afternoon but no one was injured.

Seattle Fire Department spokeswoman Lt. Sue Stangl said the fire started on the outer wall of a room on the 24th floor of the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

Fire investigators are looking into the cause of the blaze in the 34-story hotel.

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