Crews responded to the Buford Highway Connector and Lenox Road that morning and found heavy smoke coming from underneath the bridge near a homeless encampment, Atlanta fire spokeswoman Alyssa Richardson said. She said an additional engine was requested to extinguish the blaze.
The cause of the fire is under investigation. Officers responded to the area to assist and keep motorists safe on the highway, a police spokesperson said.
Richardson said GDOT examined the integrity of the bridge, though the findings have not been publicly released.
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