Home Depot evacuated after roof catches fire, metro Atlanta firefighters say
A busy Home Depot in Flowery Branch was evacuated on Friday afternoon after part of it caught on fire.
Hall County fire officials say they were called to the Home Depot on Spout Springs Road at 1:30 p.m.
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When they arrived, they saw lots of smoke coming from the roof.
After getting all of the employees and customers out of the store, crews were able to get the fire under control less than 30 minutes after the initial call.
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Firefighters found that most of the fire was contained to an HVAC unit on the roof. None of the flames made their way into the store.
The Hall County Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the cause of the fire.
No injuries were reported.
Store employees tell Channel 2 Action News that the store is closed for the rest of the day, but is expected to reopen in the morning.
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