A babysitter could face charges after a massive fire erupted at a Spring motel as children inside were playing with a lighter. The Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office traced the cause of the fire at the Motel 6 near Cypresswood and I-45 to a 3- and 6-year-old. Seven people, including two children, were transported to hospitals for smoke inhalation after the blaze engulfed the building, leaving a massive hole in the roof. Investigators said the children who started the fire were left alone by the bysitter.
When firefighters arrived, they found heavy flames penetrating the roof, sending a thick column of black smoke into the sky that could be seen for miles. Several persons were rescued by firefighters from third-floor windows. The fire later spread to an adjacent building through a common attic space. As night fell, guests became frustrated. The motel was a temporary home for several families, who were scrambling for a place to stay Wednesday night. The 3-alarm fire which broke out at 3:15 pm brought departments from Harris and Montgomery County. Almost 13 years to the day Spring tackled another massive motel fire. On October 1, 2006, the Spring Lodge fire on Interstate 45 near Spring Cypress erupted in flames.
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