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(Audio) North Platte Fire Chief: Fire at Holiday Inn Express is out | KTIC Radio

(Audio) North Platte Fire Chief: Fire at Holiday Inn Express is out

(Audio) North Platte Fire Chief:  Fire at Holiday Inn Express is out
Photo courtesy NTV News -- Holiday Inn Express fire North Platte

Firefighters have contained a fire that broke out overnight at a North Platte hotel. Fire Chief Dennis Thompson says fire crews were  paged at 3:45 a.m. for a  fire at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites. The fire was in the west wing which was under renovation. There were no guests in that area. Hotel staff called the fire department after a fire alarm went off…

“Our first arriving crews had fire showing through the roof of the west building…we committed several interior crews to do interior fire attack…We set up a ladder truck and applied water from the outside to the roof.”

Thompson says it was a difficult fire to put out…

Hotel manager Clarine Eickhoff says the 80 rooms in the west end of the building, where the fire occurred, were unoccupied because of an ongoing construction project. Eickhoff says the occupied 72 rooms on the east end were evacuated after the fire broke out.

Thompson says the west end of the building sustained significant smoke and water damage. The fire’s starting point and cause are being investigated.

Thompson says they called all North Platte crews to the scene, including volunteers and they received assistance from Maxwell and Hershey. Thompson says crews put the fire out and the City Fire Marshal and State Fire Marshal are  investigating the cause. There were no injuries.


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