By Stefanie Jackson
A fire at the Hampton Inn in Ex-more early Monday morning caused the hotel to be evacuated but resulted in no injuries.
The Eastern Shore Virginia 9-1-1 Communication Center received the call reporting the fire at 7:03 a.m.
The fire was started in an air conditioning unit in Room 214.
The hotel was evacuated, and the Painter firefighters arrived at 7:13 a.m., said Painter Fire Chief Jimmy Sturgis, who was in command at the scene.
When fire personnel arrived, the flames had already been put out by the hotel’s sprinkler system. Firefighters shut off the water and cleaned up the scene.
No one was staying in Room 214 and no injuries were reported, Sturgis said.
Fire damage was limited to a burned curtain and scorched wall in the room where the fire started. There was water damage on the ceiling and in the hallway, caused by the sprinkler system.
The Painter fire department left at 9:33 a.m.
Exmore, Wachapreague, Eastville, and Onancock fire departments also responded.
Sharon Davis, the general manager of the Exmore Hampton Inn, could not be reached for comment Tuesday or Wednesday.

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