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Owners hope to rebuild after fire destroys 100-year-old Paris on Ponce

Crews are battling a large fire at Paris on Ponce, a 100-year-old building across the street from Ponce City Market, authorities said.
Crews are battling a large fire at Paris on Ponce, a 100-year-old building across the street from Ponce City Market, authorities said.

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Crews battled a large fire at Paris on Ponce, a 100-year-old building across the street from Ponce City Market, on Wednesday night, authorities said.

It’s unclear what sparked the two-alarm blaze at the antique shop on the Beltline, but Ponce de Leon Avenue was shut down in both directions as firefighters fought the flames, Atlanta fire Sgt. Cortez Stafford told AJC.com.

The fire started about 9:30 p.m., but the extent of the damage is unknown, authorities said.
The fire started about 9:30 p.m., but the extent of the damage is unknown, authorities said.

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

The fire started about 9:30 p.m., but the extent of the damage is unknown, authorities said.

Stafford said there are other businesses connected to Paris on Ponce, but it’s unclear if anyone was inside them when the fire started.

The owners have started a GoFundMe campaign to raise $100,000 to rebuild Paris on Ponce. Donors have contributed more than $9,000 toward the effort since the launch of the campaign.

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