Daylight reveals damage to Kilgore hotel following major fire

Daylight reveals damage to Kilgore hotel following major fire
Published: Jun. 14, 2022 at 10:02 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 14, 2022 at 5:50 PM CDT
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KILGORE, Texas (KLTV) - The Gregg County Fire Marshal is investigating the cause of a major fire at the Best Western Inn Monday night. Daylight reveals extensive damage.

Kilgore Fire Chief Mark Henderson said the fire started in one of the rooms on the west end of the hotel. Henderson called the extent of damage to property a “total loss.”

Henderson said the fire investigation process of the 42-room two-story hotel could as many as three days. Portions of the building’s roof collapsed on the upper floor.

All guests were evacuated unharmed.

By Tuesday afternoon, Kilgore police were allowing tenants onto the property to retrieve their vehicles.

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