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Springfield hotel fire forces about 150 people to evacuate

February 15, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say that about 150 people have been evacuated from an extended-stay hotel in Springfield while firefighters battle a large fire.

KYTV reports that crews were called late Wednesday to the Welcome Inn Nightly and Extended Stay, where a fire initially was reported on the third floor. Firefighters say one person has been taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Volunteers with the American Red Cross have been called to help. The cause of the fire wasn’t immediately known.

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Information from: KYTV-TV, http://www.ky3.com

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