Crews respond to motel fire near Atlanta airport


Firefighters surround a motel just south of I-85-285 at Old National Highway on December 9, 2021. (Georgia Department of Transportation)

A strong presence of firefighters was observed Thursday evening around a motel near the Atlanta airport.

The College Park Fire Department said at around 7 p.m., firefighters responded to a motel located in the 4900 block of the Old National Highway, off the Interstate 85-285 corridor near Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. from Atlanta.

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Video from the scene shows fire trucks and other emergency vehicles surrounding the two-story motel.

Firefighters did not say what started the blaze or the extent of damage to the structure.

Several people have been displaced as a result of the blaze, officials said.

No injuries were reported.

While the motel is located about a mile and a half west of the airport’s fifth runway, the FAA has not reported any delays due to the smoke.

Traffic in the immediate vicinity was slow.

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