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Early morning fire at The Globe under investigation

Photos by Mandy King for Classic City News

By Joe Johnson

Firefighters on Friday are investigating the cause of an early morning fire at The Globe tavern on North Lumpkin Street.

"From what I know so far, it seems there was a small fire contained by the sprinkler system," said Nate Moss, chief of the Athens-Clarke County Fire and Emergency Services Department. "Crews are still at the scene clearing smoke and checking for extension."

The incident resulted in the closure of North Lumpkin between Broad and Clayton streets.

Moss said additional information would be available later today.

The Globe is one of the landmark establishments in downtown Athens and was designated among Esquire magazine's "Best Bars in America."

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