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Four cars catch fire at Wellstar Kennestone Hospital, multiple others damaged

The parking deck will be closed for several hours.

MARIETTA, Ga. — A four-car fire broke out Thursday morning at Wellstar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta. Police reported that the Marietta Fire Department "has command and has controlled the fire."

The fire occurred in the blue tower parking deck at the front of the hospital complex around 10:15 a.m. Along with the four cars that were completely engulfed, around seven or eight were also damaged, authorities said.

Marietta Fire said "several security guards were treated by Kennestone Hospital staff for smoke inhalation." 

The fire was under control by around 10:35 a.m., the fire department said.

Officials said the main hospital entrance roads - Kennestone Hospital Boulevard directly in front of the entrance and Tower Road running parallel to the front of the complex - were closed for some time, but have since reopened.

They said the blue deck would remain closed and a structural engineer was coming to assess the garage.