Wednesday fire damages Sterling Motel

Published 9:46 am Thursday, March 21, 2024

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The State Fire Marshall has been called in to investigate a fire call at the Sterling Motel Wednesday afternoon.

According to Austin Fire Chief Jim McCoy, the Austin Fire Department was dispatched to a call for smoke in a room at the Sterling Motel at around 2:38 p.m. Wednesday.

When firefighters arrived on scene, smoke was seen coming from a room at the motel. The fire was extinguished by the first crew on the scene and the room was ventilated along with adjacent rooms that were smoke filled.

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McCoy indicated that smoking is most likely the cause and that damage estimates come to about $20,000 to the structure and $8,000 to the contents.