Investigation ongoing at Star Lodge fire

By Chad Harris
November 11, 2015 - 2:00pm Updated: November 13, 2015 - 10:53am

A woman is in police custody and fire investigators are on site after the Star Lodge Motel on West Columbia street was badly damaged by a fire.

More than 15 Kamloops Fire Rescue members responded to a call shortly before 2pm Wednesday afternoon. Upon arrival smoke and flames were seen coming from the second level of the motel. Crews quickly maintained control of the fire, and containted it to the second level.

Kamloops RCMP say a 34-year-old was taken into custody in relation to the fire. CPL Cheryl Bush says the arson investigation is ongoing, and indicates no charges have been laid yet.

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