Guests evacuated after fire breaks out in parking deck of Buckhead hotel

Some hotel guests in Buckhead rushed to safety early Monday morning after a fire threatened their building.
Published: Sep. 25, 2023 at 5:51 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 25, 2023 at 12:20 PM EDT
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ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - Investigators are how two vehicles caught on fire in the parking deck of a hotel in Buckhead early Monday morning, prompting an evacuation of the building.

The Atlanta Police Department and Atlanta Fire Rescue Department received a call around 4:30 a.m. about a fire at 540 Pharr Road in Atlanta’s Buckhead neighborhood (Homewood Suites by Hilton, formerly Staybridge Suites). When responders arrived, they found two cars on fire along with some construction debris on the second level of the parking deck at the hotel.

Residents were evacuated and had to stand outside the building as firefighters put out the flames.

Once firefighters extinguished the flames and deemed the building safe, guests returned to their rooms.

Two guests were checked out for breathing difficulty, but otherwise, no injuries were reported.

Pharr Road was blocked off between Old Decatur Road NE and Piedmont Road NE as crews worked the scene, but it has since reopened to traffic.