Overnight fire shuts down Cheshire Bridge Road near spot where 2021 fire started

ATLANTA — An overnight fire at Cheshire Bridge Road has blocked off roads in the area.

The call came to Atlanta police and fire departments at Cheshire Bridge and Faulkner Road at around 1 a.m.

Crews responded to reports of black smoke and fire coming from underneath the bridge.

No one was injured in the fire.

Police are continuing to block off the bridge until a structural engineer can inspect it, according to officials.

There is no timetable for when the bridge will reopen.

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Triple Team Traffic’s Mike Shields said alternate routes include Piedmont Road, Lavista Road and Lenox Road.

The Atlanta Department of Transportation confirmed the road would be shut down until further notice.

Previously, a nearby bridge had been closed down for more than a year and a half after a massive fire.

This fire was right near the previous one.


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