Fire ignites at Ocean Pearl in Craig early Friday morning |

Fire ignites at Ocean Pearl in Craig early Friday morning

Craig Fire/Rescue firefighters respond to a structure fire at Ocean Pearl early Friday morning.

A fire ignited in rooms of the motel at Ocean Pearl restaurant early Friday morning in Craig, where fire crews spent two hours battling the flames.

Craig/Fire Rescue received the page to respond to a fire in the rooms around 5 a.m., said Fire Chief KC Hume. No injuries were reported.

Hume said the fire began toward the middle of the strip of motel rooms in the roof and spread east and west.

Firefighters were leaving the scene around 7:30 a.m. No one was injured.

Hume said the cause of the fire was “faulty electrical” and the rooms are not habitable at this time.

The rapid response and successful suppression of the blaze reflects the efficiency of Craig/Fire Rescue, Hume said.

“They spend countless hours training for situations just like this…where they are able to put into application the hours practice of structural firefighting and public safety,” he said.

At around 3:30 p.m., Craig Fire/Rescue responded to the motel again after receiving a report of smoke, which was handled promptly.

Responding agencies include Craig Fire/Rescue, Craig Police Department and The Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services.

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