Firefighters investigate cause of 2-alarm motel fire

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Firefighters responded to a two-alarm fire that forced the evacuation of a motel early Monday morning.

The St. George Fire Department was called out to a reported fire at the Super 8 Motel on Rieger Road, which is off Siegen near I-10, around 2:30 a.m.

Eldon Ledoux with SGFD said firemen arrived on the scene to find black smoke billowing from a breezeway and the fire was later found in one of the motel rooms.

He added they were able to put the fire out before it spread beyond that one room. The person staying in the room was not there when it started.

No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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