- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 30, 2016

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - In the wake of a fire at a motel that killed four people, some 50 hotels and motels in the Eugene-Springfield area are up for inspection this week.

The Register-Guard reports (https://bit.ly/2bXetuM ) that fire marshals will check for smoke alarms, sprinklers and emergency vehicle access, among other things, at the metro area’s entire roster of motels and hotels.

The push comes after a fire at the Newport City Center Motel killed four people, including a Springfield couple.

According to the Eugene-Springfield Fire Marshal’s Office, there were 215 hotel fires between 2010 and 2015 in Oregon, causing $48 million in damage and injuring 15 people.


Information from: The Register-Guard, https://www.registerguard.com

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