Burlington FireWritten by Theresa Rose on October 13, 2015
At 2:57 PM Monday, October 12, 2015, the Burlington Fire Department was called to the Fairfield Inn, located at 1213 N. Roosevelt Avenue in Burlington, for smoke coming from the west end of the building. The fire alarms had activated due to the smoke and the occupants were evacuating.
Upon arrival of the fire department there was smoke showing from the outside, west side of the building. Firefighters discovered a small fire in a decorative column next to an exit door and extinguished the fire using water from the fire truck. The fire was confined to one area and did not spread, however smoke traveled inside the first floor and to the attic space.
The investigation into the cause of the fire revealed that the fire was most likely started by improperly discarded smoke material. Damage is estimated to be less than $1,000.
Ten Burlington firefighters responded to the call and were assisted by four West Burlington firefighters responding on automatic aid. There were no injuries. Firefighters remained on scene until 4:25 PM.