An early morning fire at an abandoned bowling alley near Decatur is under investigation after DeKalb County firefighters extinguished the flames.
No injuries were reported in the fire at the defunct Lucky Strikes bowling alley on Glenwood Road, DeKalb fire Capt. Victor Madison said at the scene. Firefighters were called just before 3:15 a.m. after smoke was reported coming from under the eaves of the building.
They forced their way through the front door and were immediately confronted with heavy flames, Madison said. The firefighters who gained entry to the building were met with a lot of debris and could not safely search until the fire danger was reduced. Additional crews arrived and accessed the roof to provide ventilation for the heat and smoke, improving conditions inside the building, Madison said.
No one was found inside during the search.
Glenwood Road was partially shut down while fire crews battled the flames, according to Channel 2 Action News, but the road was reopened to traffic before 6 a.m.
Officials have not said what caused the fire and the incident remains under investigation.