First Slice 11/2/14: Who, or what, started a fire at the Atlanta Prison Farm?


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  • The Atlanta Prison Farm has been a go-to spot for urban explorers, graffiti artists, and film crews

Get better soon, Atlanta Prison Farm. DeKalb County firefighters fought a blaze at the hauntingly beautiful former correctional facility just off Moreland Avenue early Friday morning. The cause has not been determined.

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