Fire causes interstate overpass to collapse in Atlanta

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No injuries were reported.

According to CBS46, the fire underneath the interstate burned for 45 minutes before the road collapsed next to Piedmont Road below. Drivers should also avoid I-85 South into town.

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After the collapse, around 7:30pm EST, Sgt. Cortez Stafford of the Atlanta Fire Department told Fox 5 Atlanta the fire was being "contained" and that no firefighters were injured.

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Atlanta Police said the fire is being caused by piles of electrical wiring that is burning under the I-85 overpass near the Lindbergh MARTA station. That prospect sent shudders through metro Atlanta commuters, who already contend with heavy traffic.

The fire broke out at around 6 p.m. Atlanta fire officials said they have struck at least two alarms to try to fight the fire.

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