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Overloaded Outlet Causes Fire At Hotel

Credit: Peter Lundell

Credit: Peter Lundell

An overloaded outlet is to blame for a fire that broke out at a southern Colorado hotel Sunday, according to the fire department.

The fire chief in La Junta said two outlets in a laundry room at the Travelodge in La Junta were overloaded.

KKTV 11 News is told the hotel was running space heaters to keep the pipes from freezing.

An off duty firefighter called in the fire.

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