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Fire at an abandoned Beaumont motel prompts hour long road closure

Firefighters were able to put out a fire at an abandoned motel in Beaumont early Thursday morning.

The fire happened just before 5 a.m. at the Economy Inn located at 3515 College Street.

College Street between 8th and 11th Streets was closed for about an hour as crews worked to put out the fire. 

A statement issued by Beaumont Fire EMS said several transients were living in the motel.  They escaped without injury.

The investigation into the cause is ongoing.

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