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Warehouse Fire Keeping Atlanta FD Busy

Expected To Be On Scene All Day

A FIRE IN A MAKE-SHIFT WAREHOUSE IN ATLANTA, Georgia, will have units from the Atlanta Fire Department occupied most of today (Monday).

WGCL-TV

The fire was first discovered Sunday evening just before 5 pm in what a battalion chief described as an "extremely large warehouse being used for storage of a lot of recyclable products."  The building which was originally home to a mop factory was most recently used as a recycling center, but a major fire two years ago, in March 2011, damaged it beyond repair and since then has been used as a storage facility for piles of paper, plastics, and other combustible products.

WSB-TV Ch. 2 has some good fire footage in this video report:

 

The fire was largely knocked down in about two hours, but there are many hot spots and small fires remaining.  The precariousness of the roof is preventing any interior operations, so the remaining units expect to be there all day wetting the imbedded fires from the outside.

The Atlanta Journal Constitution has the STORY.
FoxNews Ch. 5 has more details and more videos HERE.

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