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Firefighters Douse Hotel Fire on Columbia Pike

Arlington County Fire Department reports no injuries.

Arlington firefighters doused a fire at the Days Inn on Columbia Pike on Monday. Photo: Arlington County Fire Department Twitter feed
Arlington firefighters doused a fire at the Days Inn on Columbia Pike on Monday. Photo: Arlington County Fire Department Twitter feed

Updated (12:49 a.m.): Arlington firefighters remained on the scene of the Days Inn at 3030 Columbia Pike shortly before 1 p.m. Monday following a fire that damaged two rooms.

Firefighters were dispatched at 11:36 a.m. Monday and arrived at the hotel about two minutes later, Lt. Sarah-Maria Marchegiani told Patch.

Once there, they saw heavy smoke from a second-floor room in the three-story hotel, she said. The room was unoccupied.

"It was fully involved, but it was just one unit, so they were able to put it out pretty quickly," Marchegiani said.

The fire was in Room 205 and the unit next door also sustained smoke damage, she said.

Investigators are working to determine a cause of the fire. A damage estimate was not immediately available.

No one was injured.

Original article (12:07 p.m. Monday): The Arlington County Fire Department was dispatched to the 3000 block of Columbia Pike at about 11:40 a.m. Monday for a hotel fire, according to the department's Twitter feed.

The department posted the above photo on Twitter shortly before noon with a note saying a fire in a motel room had been extinguished.

No injuries were reported.

Hawa Coulibaly January 13, 2014 at 12:35 PM
I just passed that hotel, was wondering why so many police and fire vehicles... Happy to know no injuries.

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