No injuries were reported after a fire broke out at Town & Country Motor Hotel in southeast Calgary on Monday.
The Calgary Fire Department received multiple 911 calls about thick, dark smoke emerging from a fourth-floor unit of the hotel at 50 Street S.E. and 18 Avenue S.E. at around 1:15 p.m.
There was significant smoke and fire damage to the unit, she said, adding that no one was found inside the suite.
After quickly extinguishing the fire, crews ventilated the area and assessed air quality, the CFD said.
“The good news is the fire alarm system worked as it’s supposed to so occupants were alerted that there was an emergency and they needed to evacuate,” Henke said.
Guests on the affected floor will not be allowed back in their rooms until Saturday at the earliest, the CFD said.
The CFD believes the fire was suspicious and its cause is under investigation.