The Citizen-Times has the report here.
Firefighters responded to the blaze around 11 p.m. at 1464 Patton Ave., and found flames shooting through the roof. Firefighters were able to put out the fire, which affected four apartments at the motel.
A plume of smoke could be seen from multiple points around the city.
The fire is under investigation. Above video from the Asheville Citizen-Times.