The “outside pavilion at Maddox Park (was) fully involved” when crews arrived Friday, Atlanta fire spokesman Sgt. Cortez Stafford said.
Photo: Atlanta Fire Rescue Department
Photo: Atlanta Fire Rescue Department

UPDATE: Bulk of fire at Atlanta’s Maddox Park under control

The roof of a pavilion at an Atlanta park caved in after a massive fire Friday afternoon that sent smoke billowing over the city.

The “outside pavilion at Maddox Park (was) fully involved” when crews arrived, Atlanta fire spokesman Sgt. Cortez Stafford said.

Maddox Park is near the Bankhead MARTA station on Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway.

No one was injured in the blaze, which was brought under control by 2:45 p.m. Units are still on the scene hitting hot spots.

“We’re saddened to see this happen,” Atlanta Parks & Recreation officials said in a tweet. City park officials are assessing the situation.

—Please return to AJC.com for updates.

In other news:

Decatur police said the driver responsible was taken into custody.

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