Firefighters battle large blaze at Hilton lodge in Killeen

KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) – It took numerous crews numerous several hours to get a enormous resort hearth less than handle Friday night time.

It transpired at the Hilton Garden Inn, on O.W. Curry, near the Killeen Shopping mall.

Hearth officials say they ended up referred to as out to the lodge all-around 8:30pm.

When they arrived, they say they uncovered flames coming from the roof of the lodge, out of the fourth ground of the building.

Just one point officials say created putting the hearth out extra hard was the reality that an computerized fireplace suppression system was not working, due to frozen pipes.

Crews last but not least got the fireplace below manage just just after midnight.

At the time of the fireplace, all 102 rooms have been occupied, but there were being no significant accidents noted.

Officials say, nevertheless, that one man or woman was dealt with at the scene for minor injuries, and two persons took by themselves to a nearby clinic for treatment method from smoke inhalation.

Suitable now, quite a few of the occupants from the hearth are at Skyline Baptist Church, and are becoming assisted by the American Red Cross. If you were being a displaced occupant of the hotel, officials are asking you to simply call (254) 501-8864 and leave your name, space quantity, quantity of occupants and a superior cellular phone variety or e mail.

Investigators are however looking for the trigger of the fireplace.

In a penned statement, the basic supervisor of the hotel told KWTX, “We carry on to cooperate with the area city authorities and the town hearth marshal as they continue their investigation.”

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Karen J. Simmons

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