Explosions send flames 100 feet in the air during fire at Atlanta business

ATLANTA — Fire crews are battling a 3-alarm fire at a pallet company in southeast Atlanta.

The flames broke out early Friday morning at Pallet Depot on Sawtell Avenue. The road is shut down.

Our live camera on the scene showed flames shooting into the sky. Video from a viewer captured one of several explosions during the fire that sent flames nearly 100 feet into the air.

The fire spread so fast it caught part of a neighbor's yard on fire. Atlanta fire rescue evacuated several houses in the area, but have since allowed people to return home.


"Unfortunately the fire was well involved when they got here. I would say about 60% of the yard of pallets was burning. Flames probably showing 100 feet in the air," an Atlanta Fire Rescue spokesman told Channel 2's Darryn Moore.

They also stopped trains from running on nearby railroad tracks.