BEAVERTON, Ore. (KOIN 6) — Firefighters said early Wednesday that 49 people were displaced after a fire at the Extended Stay America.
The motel, located at 875 SW 158th was reported shortly after midnight when employees noticed a smoke smell. “An astute property manager began evacuating the motel units impacted by the smell,” a Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue spokesperson said in a prepared statement.
Firefighters said bark dust caught fire after someone improperly discarded smoking materials on outside the building, the spokesperson said. Damage is estimated at $100,000. The entire motel was evacuated after firefighters noticed the flames had spread.
A total of 44 adults and five children were impacted by the fire. There were no injuries. The Extended Stay America management has located accommodations for all the displaced residents at a sister property.