UPDATE: Crews battle fire at Kamloops motel

About 18 Kamloops firefighters responded to a fire at the Kings Motor Inn in Valleyview, Thursday, May 11, 2017.

KAMLOOPS – Firefighters have a fire at a motel in Kamloops under control and are now patrolling for hotspots.

There have been no injuries and so far the blaze at the motel in Valleyview is not suspicious in nature, says assistant chief Curtis Bossert.

Doors to at least nine units are open and have been accessed by crews.

Fire crews were called to the Kings Motor Inn, just off the Trans Canada Highway on East Frontage Road, at about 11:35 a.m. today, May 11.

There are about 18 firefighters on scene and investigators will soon join them. The fire is under control and crews are now watching for hotspots.

The motel was evacuated, however, some occupants were escorted back in to their rooms to collect items, Bossert says.

It was Jennifer Ronning’s second night at the motel when she was evacuated abruptly today.

“One of the staff members knocked at the door and told us to go,” Ronning says. She was able to go back and get her luggage.

Firefighters ripped parts of the ceiling out from the entrance of top-floor units at the motel.

Kamloops Fire Rescue says the blaze is not suspicious in nature and that RCMP are on scene for traffic control.
Kamloops Fire Rescue says the blaze is not suspicious in nature and that RCMP are on scene for traffic control.

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