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Smoking causes fire at downtown Charter House hotel

Reader Ron Boss captured water being sprayed from a suite where a fire started at the Charter House hotel this morning.

Reader Ron Boss captured water being sprayed from a suite where a fire started at the Charter House hotel this morning.

Careless smoking is being blamed for a fire early this morning at the Best Western Charter House hotel on York Avenue downtown.

A fire department spokesman said there were no injuries in the blaze that broke out at about 5:20 a.m. in suite 403. It resulted in fire and water damage to all four floors of the hotel, the fire department spokesman reported. Damage is estimated at around $200,000. The hotel remains open for business.

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Updated on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 3:05 PM CDT: Picture added.

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