Mulch fire continues to burn near Ga. 400

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FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. —

A mulch fire in Forsyth County has been burning for more than 24 hours and workers are worried about the smoke’s potential impact on the morning commute.

The fire broke out early Monday morning on Shiloh Road, near Georgia 400. Workers  said cool temperatures and wind are fueling some of the flames, but the fire is under control. They hope it stays that way through the morning commute.

On Monday, fire crews worked to extinguish the flames, causing smoke to go more than 100 feet in the air.

“The fire is continuing to live within that pile. It’s substantial in size, however, it is contained. It’s not going outside the boundaries of the company,” Forsyth County Fire Department Division Chief Jason Shivers said.

While the fire is under control, firefighters still cautioned nearby residents about smoke hazards.

Workers said they are also concerned about embers carrying into another mulch pile.