HOUSTON -– Arson investigators with the Houston Fire Department are looking into a late-night fire at a hotel along the Gulf Freeway.
The fire was reported in a second floor room at the Palace Inn near Dixie Farm Road around 10:45 p.m. Monday.
According to firefighters, the fire apparently started on a mattress and then spread to a nearby wall. HFD said the incident may have been accidental.
A guest had just checked out of the room about 20 or 30 minutes before the fire, officials said.