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Saturday, March 17, 2012

2-Alarm Hotel fire in Olathe

Posted: March 17, 2012 - 2:37am
Updated: March 17, 2012 - 3:03am

Just after 12:45 a.m., Olathe Firefighters were dispatched to the Econo Lodge South, located at 209 E Flaming Road. The hotel is located just southwest of Old 56 Highway and S Harrison Street.

Upon arrival crews reported that nothing was visible from the exterior of the two-story hotel, however when entered the building and quickly found heavy smoke. The fire was reported to have been contained to a laundry room and believed to have started as a dryer fire.

A second alarm was requested to assist with evacuations and check for possible extension to neighboring rooms.

Firefighters reported the fire under control just before 1 a.m., no injuries were reported. A damage estimate was not immediately available.

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