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February 20, 2022

Jackson Fire Department fights large hotel fire

Therese Apel

Jackson firefighters are on the scene of a large hotel fire at the former Candlelight Inn and Suites, which WAPT reports caught fire three times in a week earlier this month.

Heavy black smoke was showing from several miles away of the location at Ellis Avenue near Highway 80, and firefighters battled the blaze, which already spanned at least half of a row of rooms, with hand lines from the truck as they waited for water to come in from the hydrant.

JFD didn’t have much they could do with the fire, given its size. They did work to knock the flames down and keep the flames contained as the fire went on.

This is a developing story. We will update as we have more.

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