WESTPORT— The Islander Motel in the heart of Westport’s marina area, suffered an estimated $250,000 in damages in a fire Thursday night, fire officials with the South Beach Regional Fire Authority said.
When firefighters arrived, they saw heavy smoke and flames from the third floor and just one unoccupied vehicle in the parking lot. The motel has rooms on two levels with a master suite on a third floor.
All lodging facilities in Westport are currently closed to guests by emergency order due to COVID-19 precautions.
The main body of fire was under control and out within minutes of firefighters arriving and it was contained primarily to the floor where it started, said Battalion Chief Daryl Brown. There were no injuries. The second floor had some damage and the first floor may have smoke damage, Brown said.
Mutual aid was requested from the Aberdeen Fire Department. Fire crews were there several hours mopping up and overhauling hot spots. South Beach Regional Fire Authority had a crew of 13 firefighting personnel and Aberdeen sent a ladder truck.
Brown made a point of thanking the Aberdeen firefighters and Westport police.
The fire remains under investigation, Anyone with information it should contact the Westport Police Department at 360-268-9197.