Firefighter burned, woman hurt escaping Reno motel fire


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RENO, Nev. (AP) — A firefighter suffered burns and a woman was hospitalized after she jumped from a second-floor window at a motel that was on fire just east of downtown Reno.

Police closed part of East Fourth Street for about three hours Tuesday afternoon before firefighters knocked down the blaze at the Lucky Motel.

Fire officials told KRNV-TV the blaze destroyed two units at the weekly motel.

One firefighter was being treated for burns to his leg. The woman was transported to a local hospital after she jumped from the window onto a car. She also suffered smoke inhalation.

There was no immediate information available on their conditions Wednesday.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. The Reno Fire Department chaplain and motel owner were working to relocate displaced residents to a nearby motel.

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