Marion FD battles motel fire

(WISH Photo, file/Marcus Collins)

MARION, Ind. (WISH) – An early morning fire displaced 17 people from their rooms at a Marion motel.

According to officials, fire broke out around 4 a.m. Friday at the Courtesy Inn on Baldwin Avenue in Marion.

While no one was hurt in the fire, the 17 people evacuated from the motel were taken across the street to the Comfort Suites.

State Road 9 from Wabash Avenue to Quarry was closed while firefighters battled the fire. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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