Meat processing center destroyed by flames
by Wes Mayer
A commercial building between the Arnco and Sargent communities in western Coweta County was destroyed by a fire early Monday.
Around 4 a.m., units from Coweta County Fire Department stations 1, 2, 6 and 8 – with a total of 14 personnel – responded to the fire at 68 Quarry Road and found the roof of the Southern Meat Supplies meat processing center was already collapsing from the flames, said department Assistant Chief Mitch Coggin.
Within 20 minutes, firefighters had the fire under control, Coggin said, but some units remained on scene fighting hot spots in the 3,500-square-foot building until 7:30 a.m.
The building ended up being a total loss.
The fire is still under investigation by the fire marshal’s office, but it is not considered suspicious at this time. There were no injuries to fire personnel or bystanders.