Firefighters doused an early Friday morning fire at the Auburn Motel, 1202 Auburn Way S., the Valley Regional Fire Authority reported.
Officers from the Auburn Police Department were at the motel for an unrelated incident when the fire was reported at 5:19 a.m. Police officers helped to evacuate the building before firefighters arrived.
First-arriving fire units found black smoke coming from a lower level room. Two additional rooms were also involved.
There were no reported injuries to civilians or firefighters.
The American Red Cross helped the displaced occupants.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.