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- A fire broke out at a sports bar about 9 a.m.
- Heavy smoke affected traffic.
- Motorists were advised to avoid Tara Boulevard in Jonesboro.
A vacant sports bar in Clayton County caught fire and heavy smoke backed up traffic for a few hours Tuesday morning.
Motorists were advised to avoid Tara Boulevard, where a fire broke out about 9 a.m. at Level 2 Bar and Grill, near Mount Zion Road in the 6500 block of Tara Boulevard in Jonesboro, Channel 2 Action News reported.
Northbound lanes of Tara Boulevard were shut down until about 10:45 a.m. as crews put out the fire.
There were no injuries reported, the Clayton County fire chief told Channel 2.
The cause of the fire is still unknown, but investigators are looking into whether someone was staying in the abandoned building.
The structure was demolished, Channel 2 reported.
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