Recycling facility fire may take days to extinguish

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ATLANTA - Officials say it may take days to put out a stubborn fire that engulfed a northwest Atlanta recycling facility Monday morning.

The fire on James P. Brawley Drive has been burning since about 4 a.m.

Firefighters are unsure about how it started, but they did say it's burning a lot of trash and debris and there's no easy or quick way to get to the fire.

Channel 2's Richard Elliot is near the scene, where he saw billows of smoke blowing into the surrounding neighborhoods.

Fire officials said it could take a long time to get this fire completely out. Crews have to bring in backhoes and other heavy equipment to dig out the trash pile, spread it out and douse the hot spots, Elliot said.

Atlanta Watershed Management is donating equipment to help knock the fire out.



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