TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Fire officials say a prayer candle caused a fire in a Tucson hotel room on Monday, Jan. 30.
According to a news release from the Tucson Fire Department, fire crews were dispatched to the hotel in the 700 block of W. Starr Pass Boulevard, near I-10 shortly after 8:30 a.m. and the fire was under control by 8:44 a.m.
The surrounding area was evacuated as firefighters extinguished the fire in a ground-floor room.
The fire department credits the hotel's sprinkler system with keeping the fire from spreading before the firefighters arrived.
There was no one in the room, which is used by hotel staff, when the fire started.
No injuries were reported.
Fire damage was contained to the one room and Code Enforcement is working with the hotel to determine whether other rooms were affected. Damage estimates have not yet been determined.