50 firefighters respond to overnight blaze at massive DeKalb salvage yard

Crews arrived about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday to find heavy flames coming from this facility on Townsend Court near Lawrenceville Highway.

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Crews arrived about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday to find heavy flames coming from this facility on Townsend Court near Lawrenceville Highway.

It took 50 firefighters to contain an overnight blaze at a DeKalb County salvage yard, authorities said.

Crews arrived about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday to find heavy flames coming from the facility on Townsend Court near Lawrenceville Highway, DeKalb fire spokesman Capt. Dion Bentley told Channel 2 Action News. He described the structure as “the size of a football field.”

There was also a second building on fire, according to Bentley.

“The fire was upgraded to a second alarm,” DeKalb fire said Wednesday morning in a Facebook post. “... It took four separate positive water supplies, multiple hand lines, two ladder trucks, and a strong incident command to bring the scene under control.”

No one was injured in the blaze.

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