FORT WORTH -- A fire that began in a storage room of a west-side motel Saturday evening touched off a blaze that burned six rooms and caused smoke and water damage in several more.
No one was injured in the fire at the Motel 6 at Interstate 30 and Las Vegas Trail.
The two-alarm fire, reported about 5:45 p.m., drew 10 companies from the Fire Department.
Battalion Chief Paul Rider said that the exact cause remains under investigation, but that a mechanical or electrical problem in a hot-water closet is suspected.
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"It started in the ceiling above the big hot-water heaters," Rider said. "There's a light bulb right below where the fire started, so that is the likely origin."