Friday, 31 March 2017

Massive Atlanta fire collapses part of highway bridge along Interstate 85


Social media users sang the praises of Atlanta firefighters after they extinguished a blaze that was strong enough to make part of a bridge collapse on Interstate 85 on Thursday.

Atlanta Fire Rescue notified the public about the fire with this Instagram video just before 7 p.m. ET.

The fire department later tweeted that the bridge had collapsed.

The fire was put out by about 8 p.m., Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed tweeted.

There were no reports of injuries to drivers or emergency personnel,reported the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

It wasn’t immediately clear what caused the blaze, but Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal said authorities were investigating the possibility that PVC piping had caught fire, NBC News reported.

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