Man found dead in burning homeless camp, Atlanta fire officials say

ATLANTA — Authorities are investigating a fire and a death at a homeless camp on Friday night.

Firefighters were called to reports of black smoke coming out from underneath a bridge at Piedmont Ave. NE and Monroe Dr. NE just before 6 p.m.

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Crews were at the scene four minutes later and were able to find the cause of the smoke and put it out.

Investigators determined the location was a homeless camp and also found one person dead.

Officials have not commented on if the deceased person was involved in the fire.


The victim’s identity has not been released.

The death and the cause of the fire remain under investigation.

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