Fire crews enter the Econo Lodge from the roof to check for any remaining hot spots Thursday morning just after 9 a.m.

Fire crews enter the Econo Lodge from the roof to check for any remaining hot spots Thursday morning just after 9 a.m.

Fire tears through Econo Lodge front office

Golden and Nicholson fire departments were called to action early Thursday morning

Fire crews arrived on scene early Thursday morning to the Econo Lodge in Golden.

The motel on 10th Ave S. caught fire sometime in the early hours of Thursday morning, and fire crews from Nicholson and Golden fought the blaze for many hours before it was extinguished.

Luckily, everyone evacuated from the motel safely. Residents of the motel were saying Thursday afternoon they had to wait for an electrician before hydro could be restored to the building, and they were unsure how long it could take.

Throughout the day, the community of Golden stepped up, and St. Paul’s Thrift Store offered any items displaced guests and residents may need to keep them warm and comfortable during this difficult time.