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HOPEWELL, Va. -- There are no serious injuries after a hotel fire at the Riverside Inn hotel in Hopewell. Fire officials said a call came in around 6.42 for the fire at 711 West Randolph Street.

Hopewell Battalion Chief Jerry Hays all of Hopewell units responded to the fire. In addition, Prince George Fire responded for mutual aid, and Chesterfield Fire assisted as the on call department for Hopewell.

Hay said crews had the fire under control in 10 minutes and the main fire was contained to one room, four rooms total were affected. Two of them may reopen Wednesday night.

There were no injuries reported in the fire. An 11-year-old had shortness of breath, but did not want medical treatment.

Emergency officials could not locate the resident of the main room, where the fire started. Fire officials said they believe he took off.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

711 W Randolph Rd, Hopewell, VA 23860