Fire guts hotel in Birmingham suburb

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - A fast moving fire in a Birmingham
suburb has destroyed a hotel under construction.

The blaze was reported around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday off Lakeshore
Parkway in Homewood.

The fire gutted a 70-room Country Inn and Suites hotel that had
been scheduled to open this summer.

Homewood firefighters remain at the scene putting out hot spots.

There were no reports of injuries.

Investigators are trying to determine how the fire ignited.


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