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Princeton Fire Department responds to Econo Lodge fire

Published: Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013 3:25 p.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013 3:52 p.m. CDT

PRINCETON — The Princeton Fire Department responded to a structure fire Tuesday evening at the Econo Lodge in Princeton.

According to a press release issued Wednesday morning, the Princeton Fire Department received the alarm call at 9 p.m. Tuesday for a fire at the Econo Lodge, located at 2200 N. Main St. Upon arrival, firefighters found moderate smoke on the second floor of the hotel. The second floor had been evacuated prior to the firefighters’ arrival.

The firefighters entered the fire room and found heavy smoke conditions with a heating/air conditioning unit on fire. The fire was extinguished by 9:10 p.m.

The heating/air conditioning unit in the room was a total loss. Smoke damage was confined to the one room in the hotel. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

The Princeton Fire Department responded to the scene with two engine companies, one ladder truck company and one ambulance. A total of 11 First Responders were at the scene. All companies returned to the fire station by 10:24 p.m. Tuesday.

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