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Crews called to fire at Hotel Elkton

Fire crews were called to the fifth floor of Hotel Elkton after 8:20 Monday night, for a report of smoke.

Once firefighters arrived, residents were voluntarily evacuating and crews were able to pinpoint the smoke to a small fire on the fifth floor.

“The crews arrived on scene,” said Quincy Assistant Fire Chief Bernard Vahlkamp. “They said there was a small fire coming out of a gas space heater, the built in heater in the apartment and it was going up the wall. They were able to put it out quickly.”

Residents were allowed back in and the fire was extinguished shortly after.

No injuries were reported and nobody is displaced, firefighters say.

Firefighters say any fire call to the Hotel Elkton prompts concern, based on its recent history.

Just last year, a resident died and four others were taken the hospital after a fire in a room on the building’s fourth floor.

There was also a major fire at the Elkton in 2014. An aerial fire truck was needed to rescue people from the roof. Dozens of residents were displaced and the Patio Restaurant was shut down for several months.

Alexandra Carter

WGEM News Anchor

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