LAKEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4) – Hotel guests were evacuated in the middle of the night after the fire alarm went off.
Someone used a lighter to set off the sprinkler system on the second floor of the Holiday Inn at 7390 West Hampden Avenue.READ MORE: Split Verdict: Noe Gamez-Ruiz Guilty Of 2 Charges In Death Of State Trooper Cody Donahue, Not Guilty On 1
Water flooded the hallway and trickled into the electrical system, cutting off power.READ MORE: It's Been 1 Year Since Suzanne Morphew Went Missing, Body Still Not Found, Husband Barry Morphew Now In Jail On Murder Charges
West Metro firefighters had to evacuate about 300 people.
The hotel and the Red Cross found those people a new place to stay for the night.MORE NEWS: Colorado Springs Shooting: Neighbors Stunned To Learn 7 Dead At Birthday Party
The person responsible was arrested for criminal mischief. Their name has not yet been released.