Fire Damages Hotel

Guests at the Comfort Inn and Suites on Stephenson Avenue had a rude awakening early this morning. They had to evacuate the hotel after a fire broke out in the utility room around 2:30am.

Firefighters worked quickly to keep the flames from spreading and they had it under control in 30 minutes.

Smoke and fire damage was contained to the upstairs area of the hotel with minor water damage to the office area.

One person was taken to the hospital with smoke-related injuries.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Reported by: WTOC staff