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Fahamu Pecou fire

After a fire destroyed his studio, Atlanta artist Fahamu Pecou prepares to start over

Atlanta artist Fahamu Pecou was vacationing in Cuba, on his way to a market, when he stopped at one of Havana’s many Wi-Fi parks to check his text messages. As soon as he was able to connect, his phone lit up one alarming message after another. “Call me right away, it’s an emergency.”
Heirlom Market BBQ reopens fire

Heirloom Market BBQ reopens after a fire destroyed its smokehouse

A fire destroyed Heirloom Market BBQ's smokers on Friday the 13th, but that's not stopping the popular barbecue joint from serving a limited menu, which includes their spicy Korean pork and extra orders of their Korean fried chicken.
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta airport power outage

A fire threw Atlanta transportation into chaos—again

A fire at a Georgia Power substation caused a blackout Sunday afternoon at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, cancelling all flights and leaving thousands stranded—the second time this year that flames caused a massive transportation disaster. Here's what happened, and how the internet reacted to it.
Atlanta Fire Stations

Atlanta’s 9 most interesting firehouse mottos

Atlanta fire stations might officially be known by their government-given numbers, but for decades the men and women who sleep, eat, and wait for emergency calls inside those buildings have been adopting mottos inspired by their crews’ attitudes, personalities, and specialties. Here’s a look at some of the city’s most interesting firehouse mottos.
Atlanta I-85 collapse

Shock, then memes: How Atlanta reacted to the I-85 collapse

When a massive blaze caused a segment of I-85 near Piedmont Road to collapse, Atlantans were stunned. We still don't know what the future holds, but we're armed with plenty of memes.
Great Fire of 1917 Atlanta

The Second Burning of Atlanta

The horses knew exactly what to do. When the alarm sounded, they trotted into their metal chutes, waiting side-by-side until their harnesses dropped from above. As the stable door at Engine Company 7 opened, another alarm blared, and the team galloped out.

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