Small Fire Breaks Out in Super 8 Ahead of Motel’s Closure

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Eric Stone, Williamsburg Fire spokesperson, said firefighters were able to bring the blaze at Super 8 under control quickly. (Courtesy of Williamsburg Fire Department.)
Eric Stone, Williamsburg Fire spokesperson, said firefighters were able to bring the blaze at Super 8 under control quickly. (Courtesy of Williamsburg Fire Department.)

Two days before the Super 8 must be vacated, a fire broke out on the third floor.

Rescue units responded to 1233 Richmond Road two minutes after the fire was reported at 3:34 p.m. Saturday, according to Eric Stone, a spokesperson with Williamsburg Fire Department.

Firefighters arrived to find light smoke coming from the building. The blaze was quickly brought under control, Stone said.

No injuries were reported. Residents have been relocated to a different area of the motel.

James City County Fire Department assisted on the call.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

The fire comes before the motel’s Monday deadline for all residents to leave the building.

The City of Williamsburg bought the motel last month for $2,450,000. A closing date on the sale is likely to be scheduled for April. Super 8 set its own closure for Feb. 22.

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