An historic building that housed a bakeshop and market in Coweta County was hit by a large fire Wednesday evening - destroying the structure.
Firefighters were called to the Heirloom Market Co. and Bakeshop just after 6 p.m. Coweta Fire Chief Robby Flanagan in a Facebook post said after ensuring people were evacuated, responders had to go into defensive mode against the blaze.
Fire rescue and Sheriff’s Office deputies were to stay on-site through the night. Cause of the fire is under investigation.
The building is considered a landmark in the county. Original foundations date back more than 100 years. Additions expanded the property over the years, with its current version housing the bakery and other businesses.
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