The Atlanta Fire and Rescue Department announced Friday, Feb. 26, that the fire that gutted the iconic Krispy Kreme Doughnut Shop on Ponce de Leon Avenue in Midtown was arson.
The department released surveillance photos of a man dressed in black behind the Krispy Kreme just before the fire began.
The incident occurred just Just before 1 a.m on Feb. 10. Two employees who were working the drive-thru made it out safely.
The Krispy Kreme has been serving up doughnuts at the location for nearly 60 years. Former basketball star Shaquille O’Neal made headlines when he bought the franchise location in 2016. O’Neal posted on his Instagram account this morning that he would rebuild and the location would return “stronger than ever.”
There’s a $10,000 reward for info on the arson suspect. Call 1-800-282-5804.
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