Strong Winds Take Down Georgia Fitness Center Wall

Tabatha Wethal Headshot
Obi Pixel7propix H Mcd1b Wl Tjo Unsplash
File Photo, Unsplash

Storm winds that came through a community in Georgia last week took down a wall of a fitness center. 

The City of Calhoun was under a severe thunderstorm warning Thursday when rain and powerful winds swept through. During the storm, the Calhoun Fire Department was called to the scene of a collapsed building, which turned out to be at Firehouse Gym on Curtis Parkway. 

The entire front wall of a building came crumbling down. 

"We found one wall collapsed off the side of the building," Calhoun fire training chief Nathan Saylors said, as reported by WAGA-TV.  

On its Facebook page, the Firehouse Gym posted that it was "devastated" by the incident, and that all billing has been stopped as the center works to come back from the structure issue. 

The incident happened just after 5 p.m. and there were plenty of people inside working out went the front wall came crashing down. Photos of the damage show the gym's wall completely destroyed with cinder blocks and other debris littering the ground. 

"All of the debris fell to the outside, so there was no interior damage, the exterior wall collapsed so everything fell to the outside," Saylors said.

Officials said no one was injured in the wall collapse. There were no other calls of damage in Calhoun from the storm.

Page 1 of 146
Next Page
Buyer's Guide
Information on more than 3,000 companies, sorted by category. Listings are updated daily.
Learn More
Buyer's Guide
AB Show 2024 in New Orleans
AB Show is a solution-focused event for athletics, fitness, recreation and military professionals.
Nov. 19-22, 2024
Learn More
AB Show 2024