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Posted: Thursday, February 6, 2014 10:15 pm | Updated: 2:41 pm, Thu Apr 10, 2014.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Tallahassee firefighters are investigating yet another fire at a vacant Tallahassee hotel. It's the third fire in three weeks at the same hotel.

The Tallahassee Fire Department (TFD) had barely finished putting out Wednesday night's blaze when they were called out to another fire tonight.

It's the third time in less than a month that the former America's Best Value Inn, 2800 N. Monroe Street, has caught fire.

TFD was called out to the scene of the blaze tonight at approximately 6 p.m.

The blaze backed up traffic in the area as firefighters battled the blaze, but roads have now been restored to normal and no injuries have been reported.

On Wednesday, Feb. 5 just before 11:30 p.m. the same hotel went up in flames. Crews arrived to find three rooms on the second floor on fire for a total of about 200 thousand dollars in damage.

And just a few weeks ago on January 17th, crews were called out to the same hotel. In that case, firefighters say the fire was caused by homeless people staying inside the abandoned hotel.

The Tallahassee Fire Department and State Fire Marshal's Office would like you to call 1- 877-no-arson if you have information relating to this or any other suspicious fire.

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