CHARLOTTE — The Charlotte Fire Department responded to a fire at a vacant motel in northwest Charlotte on Thursday morning.
Firefighters responded to a structure fire at the 6200 block of Brookshire Blvd just after 6 a.m.
STRUCTURE FIRE; 6200 block of Brookshire Blvd; heavy fire from a vacant motel; defensive operations in progress. Station 25 area. pic.twitter.com/RJ05ceFx3n— Charlotte Fire Dept (@CharlotteFD) March 16, 2023
ALERT: @charlottefire has responded to a vacant motel fire on Brookshire Blvd. CDOT says that the right IB lane is blocked on IB Brookshire Blvd. past Fred Alexander Blvd. #clt #clttraffic #cltraffic— Traffic Team 9 (@TrafficTeam9) March 16, 2023
According to a tweet from CFD, firefighters are currently on the scene trying to control the fire.
The fire has also blocked the right inbound land on inbound Brookshire Blvd, past Fred Alexander Blvd.
Channel 9 had a news crew on the scene where the street was lined with firetrucks and other emergency vehicles.
STRUCTURE FIRE UPDATE; 6200 block of Brookshire Blvd; According to CFD Investigators the fire at the vacant motel property remains under investigation; estimated fire loss $50k; anyone with information is asked to call crime stoppers at 704.334.1600. https://t.co/zP8I9qQ8YB pic.twitter.com/il5qvTnsGm— Charlotte Fire Dept (@CharlotteFD) March 16, 2023
According to CFD, the fire caused $50,000 work of damage and is still under investigation.
This is a developing story; check back at wsoctv.com for updates.
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