Police investigate White River Junction fire

A fire at an Upper Valley motel is being investigated.
Published: May. 23, 2022 at 11:20 PM EDT|Updated: May. 24, 2022 at 8:05 AM EDT
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WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. (WCAX) - A fire at a former motel in White River Junction on Monday destroyed at least four rooms.

It happened at the old Pleasant View Motel about 5:45 p.m. Multiple crews from surrounding towns responded. Hartland Fire Chief Scott Cooney said heavy fire was showing in the front of the building when crews arrived. He says they are still investigating the cause of the fire, but it started near rooms one and two.

Witnesses say people were fighting just before the flames began.

All 14 tenants in the 11-unit building have been displaced. The Red Cross is working to find alternative lodgings for those who need it.

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