This picture sent to us by one of those motorists, appears to show the Executive Inn on Highway 271 at Hwy 300, on fire.
Gilmer firefighters say actually it was a storage building adjacent to the hotel that caught fire around 9:30 last night. The structure then caught a nearby carport and two vehicles on fire, before crews were able to douse it around 10 p.m.
No one was injured and no damage was done to the hotel.
The cause remains under investigation.