Quick response from the Merritt Fire Rescue Department limiting damage from fire last night at a Merritt motel.
Chief David Tomkinson says crews were called to the Prince Motel around 8:30pm.
"It was called in by alert neighbours who saw both smoke and flames. When we arrived, it was determined there was a fire on the exterior of the building, some garbage that had some how been set a blaze."
The fire is being considered suspicious in nature.
Tomkinson says some of the vinyl siding on the hotel was damaged because of the fire, but all things considered it could have been a lot worse.