• Massive fire destroys businesses in downtown Jesup


    JESUP, Ga. - A massive fire burned at least seven businesses in Jesup Monday night.

    Around 100 firefighters responded to the scene at one point to tackle the huge flames.

    Three firefighters suffered injuries, two for heat exhaustion and one had a broken foot.  They've been treated and released.

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    A number of firefighters remain on scene Tuesday morning, monitoring hot spots and mopping up.

    No one was hurt, but a number of animals and critters died when the pet store caught fire. Firefighters managed to save some snakes, lizards, guinea pigs and crickets.

    The state fire marshal is en route to help determine what caused the fire.

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