Fire at Flint hotel this morning forces guests to evacuate

Firefighters at the Red Roof Inn where they were called early this morning for a fire in the boiler room.

A fire in a boiler room at a Flint hotel forced guests to evacuate into the rain this morning.

Firefighters were called out to the Red Roof Inn on the 3200 block of Miller Road at about 6 this morning on a report of a fire in the boiler room.

When the firefighters arrived and entered the boiler room a pipe burst.

They were still able to contain and put out the fire, but not before significant damage was done to the boiler room, according the Flint Township Fire department.

Additionally there was smoke damage in adjacent rooms, plus firefighters had to partially remove the walls between the rooms and the boiler room to ensure there was no fire in the walls.

Firefighters credit the hotel management for getting everyone out of their rooms in a timely manner. All of the guests made it out safely.

Officials on the scene tell NBC25 that a manager of the hotel was treated for smoke inhalation on-site and released.

The cause of the fire is being investigated.