Marines Save Hotel Guests

LAKE FOREST, Calif. (AP) -- Off-duty Marines are being credited with saving lives after spotting flames and smoke at a California motel and rousing sleeping guests.

Orange County fire chief Kris Concepcion says the fire broke out Sunday morning at an Americas Best Value Inn in Lake Forest.

The chief says six Marines on leave from Camp Pendleton who were staying at the motel raced door to door to warn guests. They even carried one elderly man to safety.

No one was killed or seriously injured, and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

The Marines say they were just doing what they had been trained to do.

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  • by Corpsman Location: Jville on Feb 16, 2009 at 02:27 AM
    Good job guys, its great to read something positive. Seems the papers want to headline all the bad stuff now a days.
  • by MARINE Location: CAMP LEJEUNE on Nov 19, 2008 at 12:49 PM
  • by Heidi Location: Alabama on Nov 10, 2008 at 09:16 AM
    Way to go, Marines! Great news not getting the attention the bad news always gets! Just got back from Pendleton for our Marine son's homecoming from deployment. ALSO: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TODAY, MARINE CORPS! Ooorah!
  • by me Location: greenville on Nov 10, 2008 at 06:20 AM
    It sure is great to read about good news and to know that it is NOT always about the BAD Guys these days! Great job to our men in uniform and God bless you!!
  • by SGB Location: Eastern NC on Nov 9, 2008 at 05:00 PM
    Saving lives: It's what they are trained to do, both on and off the battlefield!! Great job, guys!!!
  • by Josh Location: Greenville on Nov 9, 2008 at 04:38 PM
    Great Job to our Marines, and all those WHO SERVE their country.
  • by thankful Location: nc on Nov 9, 2008 at 03:26 PM
    Thanks to our guys and girls in out military. God be with now more than ever since our military future is more uncertain.
  • by Wayne Location: Newport on Nov 9, 2008 at 02:57 PM
    Good Job Marines!!! Where's the mainstream media?
  • by Devil Dog Location: New Bern on Nov 9, 2008 at 02:42 PM
    SEMPER FI....Always faithful both in and out of uniform.
  • by Proud Location: Washington on Nov 9, 2008 at 01:47 PM
    How sad, this story, reporting something that OUR Marine's did that is GREAT goes with NO comments. Those guys are true hero's on and off the 'battlefied"..just goes to show you once again, Marine's are made of good stuff.

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