|Nov. 23, 2021 - FIRE AT LOCAL HOTEL STOPPED QUICKLY
Hotel Remains Open
On Tuesday, November 23, 2021, at 3:08 pm, the Grand Chute Fire Department (GCFD) was dispatched to the Super 8 at 3624 West College Ave for a report of fire on the second floor. The Appleton Fire Department and the Fox Crossing Fire Department were also dispatched to the fire in accordance with existing automatic aid agreements.
The first arriving crew reported flames from a second floor room on the west side of the building and made the initial attack on the fire. The Appleton Fire Department, Grand Chute Police Department, and the Super 8 staff assisted GCFD in the evacuation of the building.
GCFD quickly extinguished the fire in the vacant room where it started, keeping the fire from spreading to the attic space or any rooms around it. After ventilating the upstairs area near the fire and ensuring no other safety issues remained, staff and guests were allowed to return inside the hotel. Although some residents had to be relocated to other rooms for their comfort and safety, no guests lost any property and no one was injured. The hotel remains open for business.
The fire appears to have started in or near the heating / air conditioning unit in the room. Investigation of the cause continues.
CONTACT: Assistant Fire Chief Kelly Hanink (920) 832-6050