Portion of La Paloma Resort left with fire damage | News
Crews with Rural/Metro Fire Department responded late last night to a call originating from the La Paloma Resort. The caller told Rural/Metro dispatch there was a fire in the building and then was able to give the exact location of the fire.
When the first crew arrived they noticed heavy smoke coming from the building’s roofline, this caused the crews to raise the status to a second alarm. Fire crews first responsibility was to evacuate the occupied rooms, but crews were fortunate this portion of the resort was under renovation and was empty of guests.
According to Rural/Metro crews entered the building to find the sprinkler system was on and helping contain the flames. Firefighters discovered the flames were traveling up the walls and in order to contain the fire as much as possible to one area, they called in assistance from a Northwest Fire District ladder crew to ventilate the roof.
With the added assistance Rural/Metro fire crews were able to put out the flames inside the building.
There were no injuries reported by Rural/Metro or Northwest Fire, according to officials, nor were there injuries to resort guests.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation, according to Rural/Metro officials, investigators are working with resort representatives to determine the cause.
Officials are saying there is about $10,000 worth of damages.
Rural/Metro Fire is offering these words of advice to hotel guests – always check the evacuation plan posted on hotel room doors; read it and make sure they understand how to safely exit the building in case of an emergency. Also guests should know the correct name of the hotel, the address and what building or wing they are staying in, in case they have to call 911.