respond to hotel fire
POSTED: 6:05 am EST February 4, 2005
The Country Inn & Suites on Cross Creek Boulevard,
near Washington Center and Lima roads, erupted in
flames about 1 p.m., said Alex May, a witness at the
Firefighters arrived almost immediately, he said.
It took about 15 minutes for them to get set up, and
shortly thereafter they extinguished the flames.
Within 40 minutes, eight trucks were on the scene
from across the city.
There was no immediate indication anyone was hurt.
Paramedics outside the hotel were waiting with a stretcher,
The fire appeared to have started on the third floor.
Two rooms appeared to be charred. Firefighters were
inside digging out material, and two firefighters
were on the roof with chainsaws.