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An overnight fire in Clarkesville destroyed half a dozen businesses on the street. Some of the buildings were historic, dating back to 100+ years.
No injuries were reported in the fire that began in the Sweet Breads Cafe and then spread to several neighboring businesses.
The Sweet Breads Cafe posted on their Facebook page, "We are heartbroken at the devastation tonight in Clarkesville and the loss our community has experienced tonight. Our prayers go out to everyone, especially those who have directly been touched by this tragedy."
Habersham County Commissioner Natalie Crawford said, "Those buildings are filled with heart pine. Sweet Breads was heart pine. [There] was no stopping it."