Rainbow Motel fire believed to be unsuspicious

Rainbow Motel fire believed to be unsuspicious
Rainbow Motel (Source: WWNY)

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - We still don’t know what caused the fire at the Rainbow Motel Tuesday.

Flames destroyed the town of Pamelia building.

Officials say the investigation could last several more days, but they don’t believe the fire’s cause to be suspicious.

Jefferson County Social Services reports 10 people were living at the Rainbow Motel, with 7 reaching out for help.

The motel’s owners assessed the damage with their insurance company Tuesday.

They say they purchased the motel about 6 months ago and had been making renovations.

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