Residents of 35 rooms displaced after fire erupts at Ember’s Motor Lodge in Graham

Piedmont Triad News
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GRAHAM, N.C. (WGHP) — Fire crews faced a blaze at the Ember’s Motor Lodge in Graham on Sunday morning, according to Graham County Dispatch.

At 5:03 a.m. the Burlington-Graham Emergency Communications Center started getting calls about a fire at the lodge on the 100 block of Pravas Lane. Crews responded at 5:05 a.m.

Callers said the fire was in the attic and started to alert other people inside of the building.

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The fire was under control by 11:39 a.m.

According to the Graham Fire Department, the lodge has 35 rooms and a main office, all of which were rented at the time of the fire.

All residents on the scene during the fire were taken to the Graham Recreation Center to meet with representatives of American Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Services. No one was hurt, but the fire left behind more than $500,000 in damages.

The Faucette Township Volunteer Fire Department shared photos of the scene showing visible flames rising from the building.

The fire department said it was a second alarm structure fire.

Responding crews included the Graham Fire Department, Swepsonville Fire Department, Haw River Fire Department, EM Holt Fire Department, Faucette Fire Department, Burlington Fire Department, Mebane Fire Department, EMS Alamance County Rescue, Elon Engine 18 and Pleasant Grove Fire Department.

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