BREAKING: There’s a huge fire in a hotel near grounds
Fire crews are battling the blaze at the Excel Inn
Smoke could be seen across grounds today as firefighters battled a huge blaze at the Excel Inn.
The hotel, right by Lambeth, is believed to have caught ablaze earlier today.
A reporter from NBC29 tweeted that "guests evacuated, but possessions still inside."
Multiple fire engines attended the scene and UVA recreation tweeted that the outdoor rec center is closed for the evening.
We'll update with more info as we have it.
Dramatic photo we received of the fire at Excel Inn and Suites (courtesy McLain Faett) pic.twitter.com/Jk29nvAHsD
— Tim Dodson (@Tim_Dodson) May 4, 2017
Let's allow those first-responders to take care of the Excel Inn. The Outdoor Rec Center is closed for the evening. https://t.co/GtLTQPXbgq
— UVA IM Rec Sports (@UVA_Recreation) May 4, 2017
Fire at Excel Inn is spreading, guests evacuated but possessions still inside. More fire engines still arriving. pic.twitter.com/y98MxenkZT
— Nora Neus NBC29 (@noraneus) May 4, 2017
Excel Inn and Suites in flames. Cause of the fire is unknown at this time. pic.twitter.com/WsBBVvBewI
— Anna Higgins (@annahigginsuva) May 4, 2017
— Ben Leyden (@btleyden) May 4, 2017
The Excel Inn and Suites at 140 Emmet St. near UVa campus is on fire. Daily Progress has a reporter en route. Stay tuned. (submitted photo) pic.twitter.com/wlPXb739a4
— The Daily Progress (@DailyProgress) May 4, 2017