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Fire Forces Evacuation Of Central Coast Hotel; No One Hurt

(Santa Barbara County Fire Department photo)
Santa Barbara County firefighters at the scene of a hotel fire in Solvang. The fire was quickly contained, and no one was hurt

An early morning fire forced the evacuation of a Central Coast hotel.

The fire was discovered just after five a.m. Wednesday at the Landsby Hotel, on the 1500 block of Mission Drive in Solvang. Santa Barbara County firefighters arrived to find smoke coming from the hotel’s kitchen.

The 50 room hotel was evacuated. Firefighters were able to contain the blaze to the kitchen area, and guests were able to return to their rooms. No one was hurt. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.