A fire broke out in a vacation rental house next door to the Lincoln City Starfish Manor Hotel on NW Inlet Monday afternoon.
It was shortly after 2pm when North Lincoln Firefighters raced to the scene in the 29-hundred block of NW Inlet seeing smoke coming up from behind the house next to the hotel. The home was emitting large amounts of smoke emanating from the kitchen and an upstairs bedroom.
Firefighters launched a very quick attack on the blaze, working both floors of the home. They had the fire dead out in about twenty minutes.
Initial reports say the fire may have been started near or because of a malfunctioning waterheater on the first floor, in the kitchen area.
No injuries were reported. Exact cause of the fire has not yet been determined although they say the water heater may have played a role.