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VIDEO: Bridge collapses on I-85 in Atlanta due to massive fire

(Fox 5 Atlanta)

Atlanta Fire and Rescue said a portion of Interstate 85 near Piedmont Road has collapsed after a massive fire broke out under the busy highway during Thursday afternoon rush hour traffic in Atlanta.

Fox 5 is reporting Piedmont Road and a portion of the Buford Connector are also closed.

Traffic northbound is being diverted on I-75 northbound. Southbound traffic on I-85 is being diverted at both North Druid Hills and Clairmont roads. Southbound traffic on Georgia 400 is being diverted at Lenox Road.

Atlanta fire officials said they have struck at least two alarms to try to fight the fire. They believe the caught giant spools of plastic utility conduits which were being stored under the overpass.

Prior to the collapse, structural engineers told Fox 5 Atlanta hat they are worried about the fire melting the metal under the bridge.

No firefighters were hurt during the blaze.

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