By Leah Banks 

PEACHTREE CITY — Peachtree City Police and Fire departments are actively investigating a fire that caused major damage to the Wal-Mart location at 2717 West Hwy 54.

The incident occurred on Wednesday at 7:20pm when emergency personnel responded to an active structure fire.

According to a press release from the Peachtree City Police Department, three responding police officers that went inside of the building suffered smoke inhalation while ensuring that everyone was evacuated. Those officers were treated and released from Fayette Piedmont Hospital later on in the evening.

There were multiple fire departments on scene to fight the blaze, with Fayette County Fire Departments fighting the fire well into the night.

“The Peachtree City Fire Department, with assistance from Coweta County, Fayetteville, and Fayette County Fire Departments battled the fire throughout the night until it was extinguished around 4 am,” the press release read.

According to the press release, “there was sufficient water pressure available and the store’s sprinkler system did function as designed. The store did suffer extensive damage to the interior and roof.”

There is no current timeline on when the store will be reopened as many believe that the fire was intentionally set.

Officials are thankful that no one was seriously injured because of the fire.

The Peachtree City Police Department is asking for anyone with information about the cause of
the fire to contact Sgt. Brad Milstein at bmilstein@peachtree-city.org. You can also submit an
anonymous tip over the phone at 770-487-6010.