REPORT: Starkville hotel under construction catches fire

STARKVILLE – The La Quinta Inn on Highway 12 East under construction caught fire Thursday morning after lightning hit the building, WCBI reports.

No one was injured and crews got out safely, WCBI reported. Crews were working on the hotel when the fire started. The fire reportedly started around 10 a.m. and was put out by the Starkville Fire Department shortly after they arrived.

There is damage to the roof and some support beams, according to Starkville Fire Chief Roger Mann.

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