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Vacant Fayetteville hotel fire considered suspicious

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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -

The cause of a fire at a vacant hotel in Fayetteville Sunday afternoon is being considered suspicious at this time.

The fire broke out Sunday around 3:15 p.m. at 2065 Cedar Creek Rd.

Fire officials said the hotel, formerly operating as the Travelers Inn, was vacant after being ruled as unsafe in 2013 by the Fayetteville Fire and Emergency Management Department.

There was heavy fire damage to both floors of a portion of the building. Fire investigators found evidence of homeless occupants at the vacant hotel, as well as evidence of previous fires.

No injuries to fire personnel were reported. No civilians were identified in the area at the time of the fire, nor have been reported missing at this time. The fire was brought under control within 2 hours.

The Fire Department returned to the scene Monday morning to check for hot spots.

City building inspectors are evaluating the remainder of the structure.

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