GA Crews Fight Vacant Prison Farm Fire


By Steve Visser

DeKalb County (GA) – DeKalb (GA) Fire Department (DFD) firefighters Friday morning were on the scene of a fire at the old Atlanta Prison Farm.

The flames may be the product of vagrants camping in the abandoned structure at 1407 Key Road, which has no electricity and has burned previously, said DFDF Captain Eric Jackson.

Five years ago this month, the roof of the abandoned structure caught fire. Friday’s fire was near the center of the building where the roof collapsed during the October 2009 fire.

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