VIDEO: A familiar red glow encouraged Dwayne Ivey to make a beeline for the landmark Krispy Kreme on Ponce de Leon Avenue early Wednesday morning.
When he neared the store, however, he realized the doughnuts weren’t the only things hot. Flames were shooting from the back of the building, an Atlanta institution for more than 60 years.
“I had seen the hot doughnuts sign on, and as I got closer, that’s when I notice the place is on fire,” Ivey told Channel 2 Action News from the scene. Fast-moving fire broke out at the Midtown doughnut shop about 1 a.m. Two employees working the drive-thru told the news station they were able to make it out safely after seeing wires smoking.
Atlanta fire officials have not confirmed the cause of the blaze but said the building is likely “totally destroyed.”