Two-alarm blaze evacuates San Ysidro motel, at least 20 rooms damaged

Posted at 9:18 PM, Oct 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-27 10:14:41-04
SAN YSIDRO, Calif. -- Dozens of guests were forced from their rooms after a two-alarm fire broke out at a San Ysidro motel Wednesday night. 
The fire sparked at around 8:45 p.m. at a Travelodge located at 190 E. Calle Primera. San Diego Fire-Rescue crews arrived to find heavy smoke coming from the two-story motel. An estimated 50 people were evacuated from their rooms as nearly 100 firefighters battled the blaze. 
The fire was brought under control by 9:33 p.m. No injuries were reported. The blaze damaged at least 20 rooms, SDFR said. 
The owner of the motel made arrangements for those who were displaced to stay at other buildings on the property. 
There is no word on the cause or origin of the fire. A Metro Arson Strike Team is investigating.