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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 Motel, 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 the American Red Cross.

Fire Chief Eric Babcock said Oct. 3 the cause of the fire is being investigated. He added no one was injured.

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 (877) 722-6161.