Fire damages hotel in downtown Hutchinson

By Adam Stewart
Hutchinson News – February 27, 2017

A fire Friday afternoon damaged a hotel in downtown Hutchinson.

According to Hutchinson Battalion Fire Chief Jeremy Unruh, a passerby reported a fire in a room at Budget Host Inn, 15 W. Fourth Ave., to hotel management, who then called 911.

Hutchinson Fire Department was dispatched to the scene at 3:13 p.m. for a report of an appliance fire, and while responding it was upgraded to a structure fire.

The first firefighters on the scene found heavy smoke coming from a second floor hotel room. They had the fire under control in 10 minutes and remained on the scene about 45 minutes overhauling and investigating the fire.

Unruh wrote in a news release that the room was vacant at the time of the fire. It appeared to have started in the window heater unit.

No injuries were reported and damage was estimated at $8,000.

 

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