4 dead in Alabama motel fire; cause being probed

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HOOVER, (AP) — A motel fire in central Alabama has killed four people and fire officials are now trying to find out what started the blaze.

Hoover Fire Department spokesman Rusty Lowe said Sunday that the four victims were trapped in a room at the Days Inn when the fire started. He says firefighters discovered the victims after they were able to put down the fire.

Officials didn’t immediately say what started the blaze. They also wouldn’t identify the victims or say how many people were at the motel when it caught fire about 8:15 p.m. Saturday.

Alabama State Fire Marshal Ed Paulk says his office is helping with the investigation.