Firefighters worked Saturday night to extinguish a three-alarm blaze at a Catonsville Days Inn that displaced 160 guests and shut down a section of Route 40 and exits from the Baltimore Beltway, police and fire officials said.
The fire went to a third alarm in about 20 minutes and continued to burn for more than two hours, officials said. It started on the seventh floor of the hotel.
Two people were taken to a local hospital for minor injuries, said fire spokeswoman Elise Armacost. The hotel was working to relocate guests to other establishments.