Police responding to a report of a death at an Auburn motel arrived just as a fire broke out early Friday, sending guests fleeing from their rooms.
No one was injured in the blaze, and police later said the deceased victim at the motel had died of an unrelated cause before the fire - related to some kind of medical issue.
The incident began at about 5:20 a.m. as Auburn officers were responding to a report of a body at the motel in the 1200 block of Auburn Way South.
After they arrived on scene, police and medics spotted flames and smoke coming from the vicinity of one unit. Police began guests from the building as firefighters responded to the scene.