Burning mattress forces evacuations at West Philadelphia hotel

A burning mattress forced the evacuation of several guests at the Blue Moon Hotel in West Philadelphia.

The fire started after 9 a.m. Friday on the 5100 block of Westminster Avenue.

Firefighters arrived quickly and got the situation under control within minutes.

Officials say a maintenance worker was able to put the mattress fire out before crews arrived.

There were no injuries reported.

No word on how the mattress caught on fire.

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