Firefighters battle blaze deep in woods behind apartments - CBS46 News

Firefighters battle blaze deep in woods behind apartment complex

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SANDY SPRINGS, GA (CBS46) -

Sandy Springs firefighters spent most of the afternoon and evening Sunday battling a fire behind the Edgewater apartment community, just off Roswell Road. At one point, the fire reached three acres in size and threatened to encroach on the apartments and a nearby power plant.

Deputy Chief Mark Duke with the Sandy Springs Fire Department said the cause was unclear. Crews were helped by calm weather and no wind. Had there been a stiff breeze, the fire could have easily spread and gotten out of control, according to a fire department spokesman on the scene.

The fire was first reported around 6:30 p.m., and was extinguished by 10:30 p.m. Sunday.

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