Dozens of guests were evacuated from their rooms at Motel 6 on Queen Street in Southington when fire broke out around 4 a.m. on Friday outside the first-floor laundry room.
Firefighters said the fire spread up through the ceiling and ductwork to the second-floor laundry room.
Lt. James Paul, of the Southington Fire Department, said they evacuated rooms immediately around the laundry room.
One of the doors firefighters opened was to Sanjoy Desai's room.
"I just yelled at them, ‘What the heck is going on here? Why did you unlock my door?’,” she said. “But they said there was something wrong, a fire or something, so we need you to come out of the room right away. I want you to come out right away, he told me a couple of times.”
No guests or firefighters were hurt and the fire marshal is investigating the cause of the fire.