Lufkin fire crews battled a fire at the Comfort Inn & Suites early Tuesday morning. No injuries were reported. Jessica Pebsworth, a spokeswoman for the City of Lufkin, said that fire department personnel were dispatched out to the Comfort Inn & Suites located at 4402 S. First Street after the fire was reported at 12:25 a.m. Tuesday.
“Though the cause of the fire is unknown, the blaze appeared to have started on the building facade,” Pebworth said. The fire then worked its way into the hotel’s attic, triggering the sprinkler system, Pebsworth said. She added that a pipe burst during the incident, causing significant water damage. Comfort Inn & Suites employees evacuated and relocated all of the hotel’s occupants, Pebsworth said. The Lufkin Fire Department is still investigating the incident.