Hotel/Motel Fire in The Independence Heights Area

WHAT: Hotel/motel fire.

WHEN: March 9, 2023 at 9:49 a.m.

WHERE: 4515 Airline Dr. 77022.

INJURIES: One civilian transported to the hospital.

PROPERTY SAVED: $504,000 in estimated property saved.

DAMAGE: $62,000 in estimated damage.

CAUSE: Under investigation.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Firefighters arrived on scene within five minutes to find heavy smoke coming from the middle of a 2-story hotel/motel. They made an offensive attack and conducted a primary search. The fire was in a second-floor unit and extended out of the door and window onto the breezeway. Crews quickly extinguished the fire and checked for extension. The power was controlled and HFD Arson investigators were requested to determine the cause and origin of the fire. HFD EMS treated one civilian for smoke inhalation and transported them to the hospital. Firefighters from Stations 30, 31, 14, 34, 12, 15, 58, 67 and 24 responded to this incident.