Santa Maria Hotel Fire Displaces Dozens of People

POSTED: 05:00 PM PDT Oct 12, 2013    UPDATED: 09:45 PM PDT Oct 12, 2013 

Firefighters responded to the fire around 3 a.m. at the Town Center Hotel on the 200 Block of North Broadway. They saw heavy flames and occupants hanging out of their windows because of heavy smoke. Crews evacuated the hotel and used ladders to rescue four people from the third floor.