A hotel fire sent guests into the cold streets of Charlottesville Thursday. Now Charlottesville’s fire marshal is determining what sparked the two-alarm blaze.
The fire started just after 11:00 Thursday morning at the Days Inn on Emmet Street. Fire crews arrived on the scene within two minutes and encountered heavy smoke and fire in a single guest room.
Paula Laster, who was staying in the room next to where the fire was says the first few moments were scary. "All I heard was the window bust out and I was in here so I flew, flung the door open and was told to gather everything up and get out, get out, get out. ‘Cause all I could see was smoke and smell smoke coming from my bathroom and everything."
The fire was contained to one room.
Guests around the room were evacuated for a short period of time. No one is hurt.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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