Building catches fire in downtown Athens

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Several crews responded to a building fire in downtown Athens near the Chamber of Commerce on Saturday.

It started early Saturday morning, around 6 a.m., at the Law Offices of Logan Thompson. The building was being renovated, and no sprinklers were in place.

"I'm so sad right now I cant tell you, I poured my heart into this, this is the home of my mother, my uncles, the building next door belongs to be nephew," says Jim Logan, who owns the building.

No injuries were reported. "It could have been a whole lot worse," says Chief firefighter and Mayor of Athens Chuck Burris.

The cause is still being investigated.

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