Firefighters battle massive blaze at motel near Tanger Outlets in Commerce
COMMERCE, Ga. - Firefighters from multiple agencies spent Monday evening battling a massive motel fire near Commerce.
Firefighters tell FOX 5 the fire broke out around 6:30 p.m. at the Motel 6 located at 128 Frontage Road in Banks County. It is located at the U.S. 441 exit off Interstate 85 close to the Tanger Outlet.
Images shared with FOX 5 show flames shooting through the roof of the two-story motel.
Firefighters were seen battling the blaze from all sides of the building.
Banks County firefighters can be seen battling a blaze at the Motel 6 in Commerce on June 20, 2022. (Derek Lee / FOX 5 viewer)
Fire crews brought in ladder trucks to dump water on top of the roof.
Witnesses say there were firefighters from at least two different agencies on the scene.
Smoke can be seen billowing from a motel along U.S. 441 near I-85 on June 20, 2022.
Firefighters were on the scene well into the evening hours.
Traffic in the area was not impacted by the fire, but cameras provided by the Georgia Department of Transportation show smoky conditions along the interstate and crossing highway.
A traffic camera along I-85 near U.S. 441 shows the smoky conditions due to a massive motel fire on June 20, 2022. (Georgia Department of Transportation)
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
There were no reports of injuries.