Investigators on scene of suspicious motel fire in Tyler

Investigators on scene of suspicious motel fire in Tyler

POSTED: Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 1:33pm

UPDATED: Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 5:54pm

Tyler Fire Investigators are working to determine how a fire started at a motel late Saturday morning.

The fire started around 10:45 a.m. at the Economy Inn in the 3300 block of Mineola Hwy.

Investigators tell KETK the fire started in one of the rooms, and was called in by the resident of that unit. Investigators say fire crews were nearby, and were able to arrived on scene and contain the blaze before it consumed other units.

They say the room where the fire started was destroyed, along with water and smoke damage to nearby rooms.

They say at this time they are investigating the cause of the fire. They say it appears to be suspicious.

At this time, investigators have not yet released if any arrested have been made.

No one was injured in the fire.

We will continue to keep you updated as soon as more information in released. 

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