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No one injured in fire at Spokane hotel

From staff reports

A fire burned a mattress and blackened walls Sunday at the Comfort Inn hotel on North Division in Spokane.

A smoke detector sounded at 4:30 p.m. and when firefighters arrived, they saw black smoke pouring out of a second-floor window, said Capt. Greg Anderson of Spokane County Fire District 9.

When firefighters reached the hotel room, they found a “Do Not Disturb” sign on the door, and feared someone was trapped inside, Anderson said. However, nobody was in the room when officers entered.

Employees at the hotel, 7111 N. Division, refused to comment on whether guests would be allowed back into their rooms Sunday night.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, though officials believe it is likely related to cigarettes.

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