Florence hotel evacuated after fire

Florence hotel evacuated after fire
(Source: WFFD)
(Source: WFFD)
(Source: WFFD)
(Source: WFFD)

FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) – Crews with the West Florence Fire Department responded to a fire at a hotel off Highway 52 around 3 p.m. Sunday.

The fire, initially reported as an outside fire, started at and air conditioning unit and spread to a wall at the Sleep Inn at 1833 Florence Park Drive off of West Lucas Street in Florence. The City of Florence assisted WFFD.

WFFD Captain Anthony Fox said firefighters located a fire inside the wall of the hotel building which had extended in to the roof structure. He said firefighters experienced heavy smoke conditions.

After evacuating the entire hotel, crews cut a hole in the roof to get to a room where smoke was visible.

Palmetto Rural Fire Department and Florence County EMS were also on scene. No injuries were reported.

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