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Fire causes damage to entryway of Rose Street motel

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The front door of a Rose Street motel in La Crosse was the scene of an early Wednesday morning fire.


La Crosse Fire Chief Jeff Schott will be on La Crosse Talk PM at 5 p.m. on Thursday.


Fire crews were able to extinguish flames quickly at America’s Best Value Inn, north of Bridgeview Plaza. There was a partial evacuation of the building but nobody was hurt.

Investigators haven’t figured out how the fire started. This is the third fire reported to the La Crosse fire department so far this week.

Flames were reported around 6 a.m. in the entryway of the motel, between Walgreen and Kwik Trip.

Fire officials credited employees of the Kwik Trip for calling 911 to report the fire and for reportedly using a fire extinguisher at the scene before crews arrived.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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