Video: I-85 overpass collapse during Atlanta fire

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A large fire has caused an overpass on Interstate 85 to collapse.

The massive blaze that is burning underneath I-85 NB near Piedmont Road has shut down several roads in northeast Atlanta.

Witnesses say troopers were telling cars to turn around on the bridge because they were concerned about its integrity. Minutes later, the bridge collapsed.

Black smoke can been seen for miles.


It is not known what caused the fire, but Channel 2 Action News reported that PVC piping under the interstate may be on fire. The flames appear to be coming from underneath the interstate.

Fire officials are asking drivers in the area to keep their windows closed.

A resident of the Peninsula at Buckhead, Paula Pontes, said when her home went dark she thought it was an incoming storm.


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