NEWINGTON, Conn. — Authorities say six people including four police officers were injured during a fire at a Connecticut motel.

Fire officials say they responded to the blaze at the Grantmoor Motor Lodge in Newington around 4 a.m. Tuesday.

The first responding officer happened to be doing routine checks when he noticed smoke coming from the building.

The building was evacuated, and police say multiple people including a child were hospitalized for smoke inhalation. Their current condition is unknown.

Firefighters were able to get the fire under control in less than an hour.

The fire started in a first-floor room but its exact cause remains under investigation. The fire destroyed at least one room and its contents.

Author photo
The AP is one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent newsgathering. AP is neither privately owned nor government-funded; instead, as a not-for-profit news cooperative owned by its American newspaper and broadcast members, it can maintain its single-minded focus on newsgathering and its commitment to the highest standards of objective, accurate journalism.