Cherokee office complex destroyed by fire

Cherokee fire spokesman Tim Cavender said the fire on Sixes Road near Bells Ferry Road was reported just after 5 a.m.

"Firefighters arrived on the scene to find heavy flames and smoke coming from the Vince Merolla Executive Suites," Cavender said.

He said  fire crews could see the top of the flames from the Sixes Road exit off I-575.

"Winds kept pushing the fire through the building, " Cavender said. No injuries were reported.

The complex contained nine businesses, including the Bridgemill Property Association, River Church, an accountant's office and others.

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