Damage from Manhattan hotel fire estimated at $5 million

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Smoke billows out of the third floor, east side of the Hampton Inn, located on East Poyntz Ave. Wednesday, Jan. 20. (Brandon Peoples/KMAN)

The Manhattan Fire Department says a Jan. 20 fire at the Manhattan Hampton Inn caused $5 million worth of damage.

The estimate comes following a five-day investigation. The fire loss was estimated at $2.5 million and the loss of contents was also estimated at $2.5 million.  The cause was determined to be accidental and started as construction workers were cutting on the roof.

The three-story building sustained significant fire and water damage, including the collapse of a third-story hotel room to the ground floor. The hotel, owned by Little Apple Hotel Partners of Overland Park, remains closed.

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