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Massive Business Fire in Midtown

No one was at Doors Unlimited when two-alarm fire broke out Monday afternoon

More than 60 firefighters worked to extinguish a two-alarm structure fire at Doors Unlimited, Inc., in the Loring Heights neighborhood during rush hour Monday afternoon.

Located at 432 Trabert Avenue near 17th Street and Atlantic Station, Doors Unlimited caught fire shortly before 5 p.m. with the initial Atlanta Fire Rescue Department personnel responding within five minutes.

The fire, which sent a large black plume of smoke high above Midtown and afternoon commuters on the interstate, was contained within 40 minutes as no other businesses or homes in the area appeared to have suffered damage.

The business, which sells and installs garage doors and has been in operation since 1951, was closed for the day when the fire broke out. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

“Crews operated in a defensive mode due to a potential collapse of both structures on the property,” said AFD Capt. Marian McDaniel in an email Monday evening. “The structural integrity of both buildings was compromised.”

One firefighter was transported to Atlanta Medical Center in stable condition due to heat related illness. There were no other injuries reported.

John Sarine August 14, 2012 at 12:53 PM
We're lucky u stay close to ur beat so u can spring into action when news breaks
John Sarine August 14, 2012 at 12:56 PM
Nice pics too. Was there really a guy out there sketching the fire?

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