Crews battle fire at Airport Inn in town of Maine

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11:00 A.M. UPDATE:

TOWN OF MAINE (WBNG) — 12 News is continuing to learn new information about the major fire in the town of Maine Tuesday morning.

Fire officials say they continued to fight the fire after 9 a.m. Crews were seen using an excavator to tear down parts of the building to better access hot spots inside.

We spoke to the owner of the Airport Inn, he says the business has been in his family for nearly 40 years. He was preparing for major business with the Super Bowl this coming weekend.

Stay with 12 News for continuing updates.


8:55 A.M. UPDATE:

TOWN OF MAINE (WBNG) — We’ve learned new information about a major fire in the town of Maine. It broke out Tuesday morning at the Airport Inn, located at 2166 Airport Road.

In new footage from the scene you can see the building is heavily damaged. The deputy fire coordinator at the scene says 8 or 9 fire local agencies were called in to help.

He says there were four people inside the building when the fire started. All were able to make it out safely with no injuries.

Fire officials also said the building looks to be a total loss and the cause of the fire is under investigation.


ORIGINAL STORY:

TOWN OF MAINE (WBNG) — An early-morning fire broke out at the Airport Inn in the town of Maine.

Broome County Dispatch says the fire broke out at 4:07 a.m. and crews are still there fighting the flames. Extra units were brought in to help as well.

The building is damaged, but the extent of the damage is unknown, according to dispatch. They also say they are not aware of any injuries.

Stay with 12 News as we continue to learn more.

Seth Finkelstein

Seth Finkelstein

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