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Space heater blamed for massive motel fire in Jackson

Updated - According to Division Chief Cleotha Sanders, with the Jackson Fire Department, the fire was started by a space heater.

Posted: Feb 7, 2020 12:54 PM
Updated: Feb 7, 2020 3:13 PM

JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - Hilltop Inn & Suites in Jackson was engulfed in flames Friday morning, WLBT-TV reports.

One person was injured while he or she was trying to escape the fire.

Source: WLBT

Source: WLBT

Source: WLBT

The motel appears to be a total loss.

According to Division Chief Cleotha Sanders, with the Jackson Fire Department, the fire was started by a space heater.

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