Fire officials investigating large fire that broke out at abandoned hotel in Gastonia

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Several fire departments worked to put out a large three-alarm fire at a former hotel in Gastonia Thursday evening.

Fifty firefighters responded around 5:30 p.m. to the Value Lodge hotel on Cox Road near Interstate 85 after EMS personnel driving by called it in.

Chopper 9 Skyzoom flew over the scene, where smoke and flames could be seen coming out of the two-story hotel. Firefighters even had to be switched out due to the intense heat.

No one was hurt, officials said.

A fire broke out at an old motel building in Gastonia Thursday.
A fire broke out at an old motel building in Gastonia Thursday.

The owner of the building said it had been abandoned for 10 years and they just got a permit the day before to demolish it.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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The Lowell Fire Department, Ranlo Fire & Rescue and Dallas Fire Department responded to the scene to help the Gastonia Fire Department.

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