NEW INFO: Fire Forced Evacuations At Motel 6 In Greenville

Fire investigators say a fire Sunday morning at a Greenville motel was caused by an electrical problem.

Some 40 rooms in one wing of the Motel 6 on Greenville Boulevard had to be evacuated Sunday morning because of the fire.

No one was injured in the fire.


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A Greenville motel caught fire Sunday morning, along Greenville Boulevard.

Red Banks Road, from Evans Street to Greenville Boulevard, was closed as firefighters worked on the scene.

Officials say people in rooms surrounding the area had to be evacuated, but no one was hurt. There were about 40 rooms in that section of the motel.

Original reports from the scene stated the motel was a Red Roof Inn, but WITN has confirmed the motel is a Motel 6.

One person on the scene said the fire appeared to start in a utility room or supply area, but fire officials said it was too early to confirm the origin of the blaze.

A big plume of smoke could be seen from Red Banks and Greenville Boulevard just after 11:00 a.m., but as of 11:45 a.m. it was no longer visible.

There is no word on the cause of the fire. We will bring you more information as it becomes available.

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