Large brush fire in DeKalb park now contained

Fire officials worked to extinguish a fire at Arabia Mountain Park.
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Fire officials worked to extinguish a fire at Arabia Mountain Park.

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

A large brush fire that broke out in Arabia Mountain Park in DeKalb County is now contained, officials told AJC.com.

The fire covered 3 to 5 acres in a remote area south of I-20 that included no structures, DeKalb fire Capt. Dion Bentley confirmed. Fire officials were notified of the blaze about 1 p.m., he said.

At least 10 units were on the scene. Two planes from the U.S. Forest Service worked to put out the blaze with fire retardant. The Georgia Forestry Commission dropped buckets from a helicopter that can hold up to 26,000 gallons of water, according to Channel 2 Action News.

Due to the location, fire trucks weren’t able to reach much of the affected area.

It’s unclear if any parts of the park were closed as a result of the fire.

The cause of the fire is still unknown.

— Please return to AJC.com for updates.

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