One person injured in Santa Maria hotel fire

July 14, 2020

A fire broke out at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Santa Maria early Tuesday morning, resulting in the hotel being evacuated and one person being taken to the hospital.

Shortly before 5 a.m., a caller reported a fire burning at the Hampton Inn located at 2190 Presider Lane. Firefighters arrived at the scene and discovered a small blaze on the second floor, which was kept in check by a hotel sprinkler system, according to firefighters.

Firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze.

An ambulance transported one person to Marian Regional Medical Center.

It is suspected the fire started inside a second floor room at the hotel, according to KCOY. A neighboring guest dragged the occupant out of the room where the fire started, witnesses said.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.


Huh. If they’d stayed home, as required, they wouldn’t have been in a hotel room, setting it on fire!