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Local News with Jeff Lane

(Preble County, OH)--Fire has caused significant damage to a motel Tuesday morning.  It broke out at just after midnight at the New Budget Inn at the junction of I-70 and U.S. 127 just north of Eaton in Preble County.  "I heard a woman screaming so I jumped up out of bed, opened the door, and saw black smoke coming from everywhere," said occupant Tracy Thompson.  Multiple units have been destroyed.  The initial indication is that the fire was caused by people trying to manufacture drugs.  "There's a few things that lead it to be suspicious, but I'm not at liberty to say too much about that yet," said West Manchester Fire Chief Dave Baker.  All of the occupants were able to escape without injury.  Investigators will be on the scene for most of the day Tuesday.

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