POLK COUNTY, TN — A Georgia Olympics venue is said to be a total loss after it caught fire overnight on the Georgia/Tennessee border.
The Ocoee Whitewater Center was built for the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta to host canoe slalom events.
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The Center was the site of the only in-river course to be used for Olympic slalom competition in history.
The venue was closed to visitors when the fire broke out.
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Fire crews from Tennessee, Georgia and North Carolina were all called in to help put out the flames.
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It’s unclear how the fire started, but dry weather has increased the fire danger in northwest Georgia the past few weeks.
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