Morning fire at Pedro’s Hotel and Inn under investigation
Sunday, May 23rd, 2021
A fire, which reportedly started around 5:30AM on Sunday, May 23rd, at Pedro’s Hotel and Inn is currently under investigation by police and the San Pedro Fire Department. No one was hurt in the blaze, but the hotel’s two-story building, housing the restaurant, bar, and laundry area, was destroyed. Other facilities on the property (hotel rooms), including an onsite animal hospital, remained intact.
Residents in the nearby area reported to awake to the smell of smoke and the crackling noise of the fire. They immediately called the fire department. The wooden building was engulfed, threatening to spread to the rest of the property and other homes nearby. As firefighters along with a couple of police officers fought the inferno, residents living near the hotel doused their homes with water, fearing the tall flames of the fire could spread to their houses. Owners of nearby golf cart companies were also observed securing their assets from the threatening flames.
Fortunately, the fire was contained and did not spread to other buildings or homes in the vicinity. The firefighters reportedly used water from the hotel’s swimming pool to attack the flames from different angles, while fire engines parked on the side of the hotel provided power to the water pumps. No one was injured, and some of the hotel guests are reportedly staying at another building on the property, far from where the fire occurred.
Pedro’s Hotel and Inn on Seagrape Drive recently changed management. It continues to be a popular place on the island and a favorite for both locals and tourists alike. It is known for good entertainment and affordable accommodations.
Authorities are yet to issue an official statement on the incident and the possible cause of the fire. The Sun will provide an update on the investigation when information is made available.
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