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ATLANTA (AP) -- A sports car plowed into an Atlanta strip mall, touching off a fire that heavily damaged several businesses.

The Porsche Cayenne burst into flames after colliding with the strip mall Friday morning, Atlanta fire officials said.

The driver was taken to a hospital, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

Fire crews encountered a "substantial amount of fire," Atlanta fire Battalion Chief Douglas Hatcher said.

Hatcher said he believed the car crashed into a finance business at the Piedmont Pointe retail plaza, and the blaze spread from there. Flames had spread to several businesses, including a Papa Johns pizza restaurant, by the time firefighters arrived.

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