Fire at Grantmoor Motel in Newington Was Set: Officials - NBC Connecticut

Fire at Grantmoor Motel in Newington Was Set: Officials

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    6 Taken to Hospital After Motel Fire in Berlin

    Six people, including a child, a parent and four police officers, were taken to the hospital after fire broke out at the Grantmoor Motor Lodge in Newington. (Published Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018)

    The fire at the Grantmoor Motor Lodge on the Berlin Turnpike in Newington early Wednesday morning was set, according to Newington Fire Marshal Chris Schroeder, and the case has been turned over to the Newington Police Department.

    Officials said the fire started around 4 a.m. in room 104 in the 93-room motel at 3000 Berlin Turnpike and firefighters contained it to the room where it started.

    It took firefighters about half an hour to get the flames under control and a parent, a child and four Newington police officers needed to go to the hospital.

    The four police officers were evaluated for because of smoke inhalation concerns, but are expected to be OK.

    Fire at Grantmoor Motel Lodge on Berlin Turnpike

    [HAR] Fire at Grantmoor Motel Lodge on Berlin Turnpike

    Everyone was evacuated from the building, and aseveral people were taken to the hospital, including three police officers.

    (Published Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018)

    The parent and a child who were transported might have been in the room where the fire started, officials said. Their conditions were not immediately clear.

    An investigation revealed major structural problems unrelated to the fire spread and the building has been condemned.

    The lodge's management refunded its customers for a week. The company has not returned NBC Connecticut's inquiries. 

    It’s not clear how the fire was set. Newington Police are investigating.



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