A two-alarm fire Sunday night damaged a vacant hotel that is slated for demolition in Mountain View, according to fire officials.

The fire at the Tropicana Lodge at 1720 El Camino Real was reported around 6:30 p.m., according to Mountain View Fire Department spokeswoman Jaime Garrett.

The fire started on the first floor of the vacant hotel, which is slated for demolition.

Firefighters used the hotel for training exercises about eight months ago, so ventilation was already in place that helped limit the fire's spread, Garrett said.

The fire was contained quickly with no injuries, and investigators are on scene now working to determine the cause.

Garrett noted that the building had no utilities and no one was supposed to be inside the building.

Around 12 units in the two-story building were affected by the fire, Garrett said.



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