Several residents are displaced after fire causes significant damage at the 5-81 Motel in Camden County. Mid-County Fire Chief Scott Frandsen says the blaze was reported around 9:00 Wednesday morning. Several departments responded and there were no direct fire-related injuries to any of the residents or firefighters though three pets were lost in the blaze.
Joshua Pitts stayed Tuesday night at the 5-81 Motel with his girlfriend and her mother who lived there. Looking at the aftermath, Pitts says the scene is heartbreaking.
Five units and the office are considered destroyed. The Red Cross also responded to the scene and the State Fire Marshall is investigating the cause of the fire. Unconfirmed reports indicate that two people were being questioned in connection to the blaze. KRMS News will pass along more details when available.