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Firefighters respond to De Soto Hotel fire

Annabella Mireles
El Paso Fire Department responded to a growing fire Friday, Feb. 4 in DeSoto Hotel shortly after 5:30 p.m.

Editors Note 11:26 p.m.- This story was updated to include information released by the El Paso Fire Department.  

El Paso Fire and Police Departments responded to a major fire Friday Feb. 4 at the 300 block of East Mills at the De Soto Hotel. 

According to El Paso officials, the fire started around 5:10 p.m., the building was unoccupied, and no injuries were reported. 

24 units and about 70 firefighters responded to the incident to prevent the fire from spreading to surrounding businesses. Enrique Dueñas-Aguilar, public information officer for EPFD, said the fire was controlled around 7 p.m. 

According to Dueñas-Aguilar, crews will be on the scene all night to help prevent any hot spots from starting up again, and the fire will be under investigation. 

The stability of the building will not be determined until Saturday when crews will be able to enter safely.  

Itzel Anahi Giron is the Audience & Engagement Editor and may be reached at @by.Itzel.giron on Instagram and @itzel_anahi_16 on Twitter. 

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Itzel Giron
Itzel Giron, Editor-in-chief
Itzel Giron is a senior multimedia journalism and creative writing student at UTEP. She started her journalistic career at The Prospector in the fall of 2021 as a staff reporter and is now editor-in-chief. Thanks to The Prospector and her tenacity, Itzel has had the opportunity to be an intern with KVIA Channel 7 at El Paso. Itzel is also a freelance journalist, and her work has been published in The City Magazine, Borderzine and Walsworth Yearbooks. After graduation, Itzel hopes to continue her passion of journalism by working in broadcast television reporting on politics, entertainment and news.
Annabella Mireles
Annabella Mireles, Photo Editor
Annabella Mireles is a junior at the University of Texas at El Paso majoring in digital media production and minoring in film. She is the photo editor at the Prospector newspaper and Minero magazine as well as owning her own photography business. She plans on pursuing photography full time.
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