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Fire crews battle East Ridge motel fire

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EAST RIDGE, HAMILTON COUNTY -

(WRCB) – Fire crews in East Ridge spent the morning battling a fire at a motel.

Around 7:12 a.m. Tuesday East Ridge Fire & Rescue was called to a fire at the Super 8 Motel on Ringgold Road.

When firefighters arrived at the scene, they found smoke coming from room 235. Crews were able to extinguish the blaze quickly and prevent it from spreading to adjacent rooms.

Investigators were able to determine the fire was started by a cigarette left on the mattress. No one was in the room at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported.

The total damage is estimated to be around $5,000.

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