Abandoned Clayton County sports bar demolished after fire

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.

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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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