Fire damages hotel, displaces guests

Fire damaged a hotel in Irondale just before noon Monday.

It broke out{}at America's Best Value Inn on Crestwood Boulevard.{} Birmingham Fire and Rescue assisted Irondale firefighters in battling the blaze.

Irondale's fire chief said it appears the fire started in a room on the third floor and spread to the attic.{} We're told a number of people have been displaced.{} "We{}had to cut the power. That's the main thing. The structural damage seems to be contained to that room and the attic, but the fact that you don't have power, and{}we also had to cut the gas...that's going to affect the people here" said Chief Randy Davis.

We're told people are being allowed back in for a short time only to collect whatever belongings they can.{}

The cause of the fire is under investigation. No one was injured in the fire.