A hotel guest smoking in bed started a fire that damaged a motel at 1102 Pico Boulevard in Santa Monica Saturday.

“One person who miraculously escaped the fire was found by police officers in an alley with moderate burns and smoke inhalation……”

11/3/23: A building fire damaged a motel on the corner of 11th Street and Pico Boulevard in Santa Monica. The Santa Monica Fire Department extinguished a fire at a 1970s motel around 3:00 p.m. PT.

PIO SMFD, Patrick Nulty, said they started receiving several 911 calls about the fire at around 12:38 p.m. Saturday. “Police and fire department resources quickly responded and arrived to locate a well-developed fire that had consumed one unit of a one-story motel. The firemen began an aggressive attack on the flames, confining it to its source and preventing it from spreading to neighboring units. “

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File photo of a motel at 1100 Pico Boulevard.

“One person who narrowly escaped the fire was found by police in an alleyway with moderate burns and smoke inhalation. Paramedics quickly provided assistance and took the victim to a local hospital.”

“The fire was brought under control 10 minutes after the arrival of SMFD resources. Firefighters were assisted by Santa Monica Police, McCormick Ambulance, Santa Monica Building and Security, and OEM 9-1-1 Communications. origin, and the fire is still under investigation.”

The motel, located at 1102 Pico Boulevard, is known as the Holiday Motel & Suites. It is located in the Pico area of ​​Santa Monica.

“SMFD has resolved a fire incident at Building #23003666 Unit 1100 PICO Boulevard,” the Santa Monica Fire Department tweeted around 4:00 PM PST.

Heavy smoke from the fire was reportedly visible from a distance.

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