intercontinental hotel

A downtown New Orleans hotel was evacuated Saturday after a fire in a fourth-floor laundry room. No injuries were reported.

The fire started Saturday evening after 6 p.m. at the Intercontinental Hotel on St. Charles Avenue, a few blocks southeast of the French Quarter.

Fire Capt. Edwin Holmes said the fire was mostly contained by the sprinkler system to the laundry room, but there was a lot of smoke and firefighters were still working to ventilate the building.