An early morning explosion and fire at the Element Hotel in Lebanon on Tuesday sent two firefighters to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The firefighters were responding to an alarm that went off at 5:15 a.m. When crews arrived, there was an explosion.
"At this point it doesn't seem to be criminal in nature at all and it's just contained to one hotel building," says Deputy State Fire Marshall Danielle Cole. "But we still have a team on scene right now working with town and state officials, just trying to figure out what happened."
8 guests at the hotel, which is near Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, suffered lesser injuries.
The hotel is part of the Marriott chain. A spokeswoman for the hotel's management company says she was please that all guests, including a cat, were relocated quickly.