FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) — The Pearce’s Mill Fire Department says crews responded to a fire early Saturday morning at a motel in Fayetteville.

At about 4:24 a.m., officials say firefighters were called to the scene at the Royal Inn on Gillespie St.

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Firefighters reported heavy flames coming from one of the rooms on the first floor.

They say the motel room was booked, but no one was there at the time of the fire.

Between 40 to 50 other guests were evacuated, according to fire department officials.

UPDATE: Man sought as Cumberland Co. motel fire now investigated as arson attack

Reports say no one reported any injuries.

The room the fire was in had fire damage and the room above it had heat damage, officials say.

The cause of the fire is not yet known.

The fire remains under investigation.