More than 24 firetrucks responded Monday afternoon to a three-alarm fire at a Motel 6 on the South Freeway, officials said.
The first firefighters arrived at 2:22 p.m. to find smoke and flames rising from a corner of the roof of the business at 4201 South Freeway, said Lt. Kyle Falkner, a Fort Worth fire spokesman.
It took firefighters about 45 minutes to extinguish the flames, which damaged 30 units. Red Cross volunteers are working to help the 30-35 people displaced, Battalion Chief Richard Harrison said.
He said the number will change as the motel’s owners zero in how many people need help relocating.
The motel is on an Interstate 35W service road across from La Gran Plaza shopping center near East Seminary Drive. Tino’s Mexican Restaurant is in the motel.
The cause of the fire is undetermined, but Harrison said criminal activity wasn’t suspected.
The motel’s managers could not be reached Monday to comment. — Monica S. Nagy