Coweta County, Georgia – The fire that destroyed the Coweta County landmark Wednesday night started in front of the historic building, the fire department said.
Firefighters spent hours battling the blaze at an heirloom bakery and market on Georgia Route 54 near Sharpsburg. Flames were seen shooting from the roof as the crew used a ladder truck to pour water on the structure.
During a tour of the 100-year-old structure on Thursday, fire investigators said they found the most damage to the façade, which is now the focus of the investigation.
A SKYFOX Drone flew over the burned-out building on Thursday. The second floor appeared completely destroyed and the roof collapsed onto the building.
Ten people were inside the house at the time of the fire. Everyone was able to escape safely.
Over the past 100 years, the building has served as a restaurant and shop for multiple owners. The iconic building near the Coweta and Fayette county line has been added to the original structure.
New owners recently renovated the building and opened it as an heirloom with over 50 boutiques and a popular bakery. A GoFundMe page has been started to support owners Justin and his girlfriend Laura Gibson.
The business is less than a mile from the Peachtree City Walmart, which caught fire earlier this month and blocked Route 54.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.