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Motel fire under investigation in Port Allen

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PORT ALLEN - A fire at a motel is under investigation in Port Allen after it went up in flames overnight.

The fire happened around 2 a.m. at the Quality Inn and Suites on Lobdell Drive. It took multiple fire agencies including Baton Rouge Fire to put it out.

No one was hurt, and guests in the four-story building evacuated to another motel across the street. Some didn't have a chance to grab their belongings.

"Just grabbing what I needed. Just getting out the front where everybody else was," said Lawrence Sanders.

An electrical short could be the blame for the fire, but firefighters are unsure.

Ten rooms on the fourth floor had fire, smoke, and water damage.


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