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.