Hotel Guests Evacuated in Calistoga Fire

More than 20 firefighting personnel quickly knocked down the early-morning blaze at the Calistoga Inn, according to city fire chief Steve Campbell. Twelve inn guests were relocated and nobody was injured, he said.

A fire at the Calistoga Inn on Lincoln Street around 3:14 a.m. Tuesday was quickly put out by more than 20 firefighters, according to city fire chief Steve Campbell.

The inn was "well involved" in flames when firefighters arrived, Campbell said.

Twelve hotel guests were relocated to the Christopher Inn and nobody was injured, he said.

It took 20 to 30 minutes to knock down the fire, but some firefighters remained at the scene more than six hours after knocking down the fire, Campbell said.

Check back with Napa Patch for an update on the cause of the fire.

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Louisa Hufstader August 30, 2012 at 04:17 PM
No comment except that I just could not keep mum in the face of such a kind comment, Karl. It is not in my nature.
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