An early morning fire destroyed a portion of the Pendergrass Flea Market on Sunday, according to firefighters.
One of eight wings at the 250,000 square-foot indoor flea market collapsed during the blaze, which required a response from four fire departments in Jackson County.
“Once we got on the scene, there were flames coming out of the roof,” said Darrell Chaisson, assistant chief of the Jefferson Fire Department.
The Pendergrass Flea Market is located on U.S. 129 in the Jefferson city limits and bills itself as the largest flea market in Georgia. It includes more than 2.5 miles of storefronts with more than 500 booths and is open on the weekends, according to its website.
A fire destroyed one of eight wings at the Pendergrass Flea Market early Sunday morning. Photo provided by the Jefferson Fire Department
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