Overnight Motel Fire Prompts Large Response From Chico Fire Department

POSTED: 6:44 AM Dec 20 2012   UPDATED: 7:08 AM Dec 20 2012
Fire at Regal Inn In Chico
CHICO, Calif. -

Firefighters were called to an early morning fire at the vacant Regal Inn in Chico early Thursday.  A Chico Police officer spotted the fire around 12:30 a.m.

The building has been vacant for more than a year.  It took an hour to extinguish.  Firefighters said it was human-caused.  Transients are known to use the vacant building.

The flames damaged one room and a large portion of the attic.

Chico Fire Captain Dave Main said they extinguished a fire at the same building two months ago.

Eight engines and a ladder truck responded.