Fire rips through abandoned Montgomery hotel

Published: Nov. 20, 2022 at 11:03 AM CST|Updated: Nov. 20, 2022 at 11:57 AM CST
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - An overnight fire caused a significant amount of damage to an abandoned Montgomery hotel.

It happened at the former Country Inn & Suites on Carmichael Road near the Eastern Boulevard. Montgomery Fire & Rescue said they responded to the incident around 3 a.m. Sunday.

Fire officials determined the three-alarm blaze started on the third floor of the former hotel, which closed within the last year and had been boarded up and fenced off.

Authorities said no injuries were reported during primary and secondary searches of rooms that were not collapsed. Follow-up searches are expected as safety permits.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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