KILGORE, Texas (KETK) – The Best Western Inn in Kilgore caught fire on Monday.
Video from the scene showed large flames shooting from the roof of the hotel. Firefighters used a ladder to reach the high areas of the building.
Officials received a call to 1411 US-259 N about the fire around 7:55 p.m. on Monday, said the Kilgore Police Department. The Gregg County Fire Marshal was at the location.
Kilgore Fire Department arrived and began efforts to put out the fire and immediately called for backup due to the size of the fire and for help checking for people inside.
Kilgore Fire Chief Mark Henderson said the fire is “pretty much under control, we’re now just hitting hotspots.” No injuries were reported from the fire.
Southport Road and part of US Highway 259 N were shut down while crews respond. Authorities said people should avoid the area.
This is a developing story. KETK is working to get you the latest information.