Big blaze burns in Blue Ridge

Fannin County firefighters spent much of the weekend monitoring and battling a blaze in Blue Ridge: the fire started in a café in downtown Blue Ridge and spread to other buildings.

From WSB TV… A structure fire at a popular Georgia vacation spot had a downtown area in flames.

The Fannin County Emergency Management Agency confirmed to Channel 2 Action News that buildings in downtown Blue Ridge were on fire and civilian access was temporarily shut down to let firefighters gain access.

A county spokesman said the fire started at Danielle’s Cafe in downtown Blue Ridge around 1:40 p.m.

Two hours later, and with the work of six fire engines, a ladder company, and over 40 personnel, the fire is under control, according to officials.

“Please avoid the downtown area. Law enforcement is currently working to keep on lookers away from the hot zone and keep roadways open for public safety crews,” officials said after the fire was mostly contained.

Tim Bryant

Tim Bryant

Tim Bryant hosts Classic City Today, 6-10 weekday mornings on 98.7FM & AM 1340 WGAU in Athens.



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