Four students die in Hoover hotel fire

HOOVER, AL (WBRC) - Four college students die in a hotel fire in Hoover.  The fire broke out around 8pm Saturday night at the Days Inn on Highway 31 and Lorna Road.

The Jefferson County Coroners office confirms the victims are four students from Mississippi University for Women.  FOX6 News has confirmed the names of two of the victims.  Katherine Muse, 18 and Alondan Turner, 18 are both from Cordova in Walker County.

All other guests in the hotel made it out safely.  Those guests were moved to another area of the Days Inn or given rooms at other hotels in the area.

When firefighters arrived on the scene a large portion of the hotel was completely engulfed in flames.

Firefighters are still trying to figure out what caused the deadly blaze.