Fire Damage to Jesup Business District

Jesup Fire 2014 Downtown Damage Police Line Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

A fire which began at the Fair Haven Market in downtown Jesup last night is now contained, thanks to the efforts of the Jesup Fire Department and volunteers from surrounding counties.  Thankfully, no one was injured in this conflagration but nearly a quarter of the business district was destroyed. Many of these structures were among the oldest in Jesup. Most business owners are just glad no one was injured or worse, and they have vowed to rebuild.

Damage on Broad Street (next five images)

Wayne County Sheriff ATF Survey Fire Damage from Jesup Fire Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia 2014

Wayne County Sheriff and  ATF Agent assessing damage near the fire’s assumed origin on Broad Street.

Jesup Fire 2014 Downtown Devastation on Broad Street Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

Jesup Fire 2014 Broad Street Still Burning But Nearly Contained Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

Jesup Fire 2014 Broad Street Damage Loss Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

Jesup Fire Damage from Parking Lot By Davids Clothing Store Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

Damage on Cherry Street (next five images)

Reporter Dal Cannady prepares for a live feed from Jesup.

Jesup Fire Coverage By Newscaster Dal Cannady Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

Jesup Fire Damage 2014 Cherry Street Storefronts Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

Jesup GA Fire Downtown Business District Damage Cherry Street Independent Businesses Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

Jesup Fire Flying Eagle Feed & Seed Independent Businesses Destroyed GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

Jesup GA Fire Downtown Business District Damage Cherry Street Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

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4 responses to “Fire Damage to Jesup Business District

  1. Gail Williams

    This is so sad, I remember when downtown Live Oak. Fl burn down. That was so sad. Praying for the owners of the businesses.

  2. Susan Crawford

    Brian — I enjoy you emails and am so sorry to hear about this. Is there any statewide effort to help Jesup rebuild?

    Susan Crawford Atlanta

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  3. Mary McAdory

    Perhaps coincidence, but last month in mid-Mississippi a large portion of the old downtown burned. I don’t remember the name of the town, arson was not suspected, or not mentioned, but it makes me wonder. I hate the thought of losing these old buildings.

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  4. Small town America just can’t catch a break.Such a sad loss. Hope they all have the stamina to rebuild.

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