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Fire damages Highway 66 motel

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Gallup Police Department is investigating a structure fire that occurred about 3 am Oct. 1. The fire broke out at the Gardenia Hotel, 1305 W. Hwy. 66.

Captain Erin Toadlena-Pablo said the fire resulted in extensive structure damage to the southeast corner of the motel, which caused the business to close. She said fourteen people were displaced by the blaze, and were assisted later in the morning by American Red Cross.

Gallup police and Gallup Fire Department are working to determine the cause of the fire.

If anyone has any information about this incident, they are encouraged to call the Gallup Police Department (505) 863-9365, Metro Dispatch at (505) 722-2002 or Crime Stoppers at 1-877-722-6161.