A fire at a Santa Maria hotel sent more than half dozen people to the hospital, and has left dozens of others homeless.
The fire was reported just after 2 a.m. today, at the Town Center Hotel on the 200 block of North Broadway.
Seven people were taken to the hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation, but none of the injuries were reported to be serious.
The hotel is a residential facility, which caters to low income residents.
Damage is estimated at well over a million dollars.
There’s no word on the cause of the fire, but firefighters say it was suspicious in origin.