Buford Highway reopens after brushfire at homeless encampment under bridge

ATLANTA — Atlanta fire officials responded to a brushfire near Buford Highway on Sunday morning.

Fire officials said the fire was at Lenox Road at the Buford Highway Connector.

Firefighters found heavy smoke underneath the overpass near a homeless encampment.

Buford Highway reopened at around 3 p.m., according to Brookhaven police.

GDOT investigators responded to the scene to assess the integrity of the bridge.

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This area is known to be the site of a homeless encampment.

It is unclear exactly how this fire began or whether there were any injuries.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.


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