I-20 clear after brush fire, multicar crash

I-20 clear after brush fire, multicar crash

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A brush fire and a multicar crash closed all lanes of I-20 near H.E. Holmes in Atlanta on Thursday.

A brush fire and a six-car crash temporarily closed all lanes on both sides of I-20 near H.E. Holmes in southwest Atlanta on Thursday afternoon, officials said.

The fire on the side of the interstate was eastbound near Exit 52, and the crash was westbound in the same area. 

Fire crews doused the brush fire and all eastbound lanes were reopened shortly before 5:30 p.m.

At the same time, the cars involved in the westbound crash were moved off the roadway and those lanes were also reopened. Four of the six cars had to be towed after the chain reaction of rear-end crashes, according to the Georgia State Patrol. 

Only minor injuries were reported, GSP officials said.

Heavy delays remained in the area and I-285 was jammed through the evening commute, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

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