Mom, sons escape fire at Marietta hotel, dozens of guests displaced

Dozens of guests at the Metro Extended Stay Hotel in Marietta have been displaced after a fire broke out in the building on Saturday morning.

The Marietta Fire Department started receiving calls to work on the emergency at around 10:30 a.m. on Freys Gin Road.

The fire affected five rooms, but an additional 30 to 40 rooms had water damage. About 30 people are looking for a new place to stay.

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One of those guests told FOX 5 that she and her two sons had been living there for the past few months.

"I was about to get ready to lay back down, and I heard a loud pop noise and immediately after that, I heard the alarms go off, the fire alarms go off. Then, I ran outside to see what was going on, and sure enough, the building was in flames," Marla Reed said. "I grabbed my son, and I have an older son, they were both asleep. I woke both of them up and got out."

The Red Cross is working on providing support for all those affected while the hotel is temporarily closed.

The cause of the fire has not been determined yet.