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Comfort Inn in New Stanton evacuated when mulch fire spreads smoke

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A mulch fire outside the Comfort Inn in New Stanton filled the laundry room with smoke and sent guests out into the cold Tuesday morning, officials said.

Westmoreland County 911 received reports of smoke in the building shortly after 6 a.m., a dispatch center supervisor said. Responding fire departments found a mulch fire outside the laundry room had sent smoke indoors.

The building was evacuated as a precaution, but guests were let back inside — and out of temperatures in the low teens — less than an hour later.

Matthew Santoni is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-836-6660, [email protected] or via Twitter @msantoni.

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