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Donations being accepted to help Jesup businesses destroyed by fire


It's been over 24 hours since the Historic District of downtown Jesup burned to the ground in a massive fire. 

People in the community are still in shock as multiple businesses are a total loss after going up in flames.  

Right now, fire investigators do not know what caused the fire just that it started at the Fair Haven Market Thrift Store. More than 150 firefighters from eight counties were called in to help put out the massive blaze. 

A total of nine spaces in the Whaley Shopping Center were destroyed, including seven businesses and two empty spaces. 

The stores include Fair Haven Market, The Computer Store, Flying Eagle Feed and Pet Supply, Grimes Insurance Agency, Moppett's Children's Wear and Maternity, Shoes Galore and More and the New Miracle Deliverance Church. 

The Fair Haven Thrift Store, which supports the Battered Women's Shelter, is now accepting clothing, household items and furniture donations at 256 South Brunswick Street.

The Downtown Development Authority is also collecting monetary donations. Checks can be made out to the DDA Fire Fund at any SunTrust Bank, or you can take your check to the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce at 124 NW Broad Street in Jesup.

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