Kennett motel fire ruled suspicious

Kennett motel fire ruled suspicious
(Source: Matt Fluegge)
(Source: Matt Fluegge)

KENNETT, MO (KAIT) - The Kennett Police and Fire departments have ruled Monday night's hotel fire at the Days Inn "suspicious," according to their Facebook page.

Crews were called out to the Days Inn Motel, 110 Independence Avenue, Monday night around 9:30.

When they arrived they saw heavy smoke and flames coming from the central part of the building.

Kennett Fire Captain Paul Spain said the first thing crews did was evacuate the people staying and working at the motel.

He said crews were concerned that the fire would spread to the attic area of the motel, so they called the Caruthersville and Senath Fire Departments.

Crews were able to contain it to one room and quickly put it out.

Captain Spain said no one was injured.

Kennett Fire Marshall Captain Scott Tutor was called out to the scene to investigate the cause of that fire.

The Kennett Police Department posted this on their Facebook page:

"At the time of this release, our department will state that the incident is being listed as suspicious; however no further details will be released at this time pending the conclusion of the ongoing investigation."

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