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UPDATE: Fire Out in Barboursville Hotel Room; Guests Return to Rooms

By: WSAZ News Email
By: WSAZ News Email

UPDATE 10/10/13 @ 7:52 a.m.
BARBOURSVILLE, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A small fire inside a room under renovation forced guests out of a Barboursville hotel for a short time early Thursday morning.

The fire started in a room on the first floor about 2:30 Thursday morning. Crews on scene say a light fixture overheated and melted the plastic cover. That plastic cover fell to the floor, sparking a small fire.

"I heard there was an alarm in the room and went down to investigate, saw that there was smoke, came back, called the authorities and got them on their way," General Manager Michael Stephenson tells WSAZ.com.

The fire was put out shortly after crews arrived on scene and did not spread to any other rooms.

Guests were allowed back inside their rooms a short time later.



UPDATE 10/10/13 @ 3:27 a.m.
BARBOURSVILLE, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A small fire forced guests to evacuate a Barboursville hotel for a short time early Thursday morning.

A small fire broke out in the bathroom of one of the rooms at the Best Western Inn along Route 60 near E. Mall Rd. about 2:30 Thursday morning.

The fire was quickly put out.

The hotel was evacuated, but guests have been allowed back into their rooms.

No word on what started the fire.



ORIGINAL STORY 2:47 a.m.
BARBOURSVILLE, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Fire crews are on the scene of a fire at the Best Western Inn in Barboursville.

Cabell County 911 dispatchers tell WSAZ.com fire crews were called out to the building near E. Mall Rd. on Route 60 a little after 2:30 Thursday morning when smoke was seen coming from one of the rooms.

Flames were visible when firefighters went inside the room.

The hotel is being evacuated.

We have a crew on the way to the scene.

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