Early morning fire at the Econo Lodge

Albany Fire Department responded to a fire in East Albany. / From file

The Albany Fire Department says preliminary results show a child may be responsible for a fire this morning on the east side.

Fire teams were called to the Econo Lodge on the 1800 block of East Oglethorpe this morning after reports of a fire were made.

Investigators say a woman staying at the hotel woke up to realize one of the beds was on fire.

Responders say no one was hurt but initial reports state a 4-year-old child may have gotten a hold of a lighter and set the blaze.

No one was injured in this incident - investigators say smoke and fire damage is minimal.

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