Firefighters respond to two-alarm fire at Lexington hotel

Published: Apr. 27, 2021 at 4:42 PM EDT
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - It took several hours for Lexington fire crews to get a fire under control at a hotel.

It happened around 3:40 p.m. at the Hampton Inn in the 3000 block of Lakecrest Circle, near Harrodsburg Road.

Firefighters were on the roof when our crew got there. They were cutting holes in the roof and the sides of the building to get a better handle on the spread.

There were people inside when the fire started. No estimate on how many, but they were all evacuated and so far no reports of civilian injuries.

But, two firefighters were hurt and both were taken to the hospital. Officials say one appears to be related to heat exhaustion.

Firefighters say several rooms and a stairwell had heavy damage.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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