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Crews respond to fire at Tyrone consignment shop

As of now, there is no word from fire crews on the extent of the damage.

TYRONE, Ga. — Fire crews are on the scene of a blaze that broke out at a consignment shop in Tyrone Wednesday afternoon.

11Alive's Skycam captured footage of flames at Red Door Consignment on Senoia Road. Video shows a firefighter dousing the flames of the charred building on an engine ladder.

The owners of a popular Fayette County mom-and-pop store are picking up the pieces Wednesday evening after a fire tore through their business.

The owners of Red Door were preparing to celebrate 20 years in business, but now shattered pieces line the front of the business, the roof is near collapse and the smell of smoke still fills the air. 

"We didn't even smell the smoke. We didn't have any idea," Audrey Pearson said.

Audrey Pearson owns the Southern Shed next to Red Door.

"The owner of Red Door came into our store and said we needed to get out because the building was on fire," Pearson said. 

“It was devastating to see it. It’s really sad this is like the heart of Tyrone," Kirstin Hadwiger said.

Kirstin Hadwiger is a loyal shopper at Red Door.

"They’ve been in business I know in Tyrone since 2007, but they’ve been in business for 20 years," Hadwiger said. 

Hadwiger and the Tyrone community are devastated as most renovations at the Red Door finished Tuesday. 

“They were renovating," Hadwiger said. "They’ve been closed down since December 30th, and they were reopening the 29th for a 20th celebration. They totally renovated. New floors, new paint, everything, so you can imagine what we all felt when we saw it.”

Hadwiger said as a fellow business owner, she hopes to help the owners of the Red Door pick up the charred pieces of their shop and rebuild.

“Just anything that they would need, I know the community would come around them and help them as much as they could possibly need," Hadwiger said. "Tyrone is that type of town.”

"Thankful that it didn't spread to any of the other buildings, we have a lot of friends who have stores right here and it's just a special area that we've appreciated, and we'll just wait to see what God has planned for us," Pearson said. 

As of now, there is no word from fire crews on the extent of the damage.

Red Door posted on its Facebook page everyone escaped the fire safely. Its team released the following statement Thursday afternoon: 

"We are still at a loss for words to adequately describe the devastation and loss we have suffered in the past 24 hours. We are truly overwhelmed and grateful with the outpouring of support we have received from our community and want to especially thank our amazing customers for all of your kind words. It truly is humbling. While we are still processing and navigating these uncertain times, this we are confident of. We will rebuild and with the help of our incredible customers and community, it will be better than ever!"