Woman killed in motel fire

Fire burned America's Best Inn in Athens

By Crystal Chen - Assignment editor/reporter

ATHENS, Ga. - Authorities are investigating an overnight fire at a motel that killed one person in Athens.

WSB-TV reports firefighters were called to the America's Best Inn on Atlanta Highway at about 12:50 a.m. Monday. Athens-Clarke County police say the fire killed one woman, but all other motel guests and employees evacuated safely.

Athens-Clarke County police remained on the scene at daybreak Monday after the fire was extinguished. Investigators could not immediately say what caused the fire or if any foul play was suspected.

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