Multiple Crews Respond to and Old Salvage Yard Fire in Georgia

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A massive fire broke out early Thursday morning at an old salvage yard in Georgia.

It was reported shortly after 4 a.m. that hundreds of tires were on fire in a wooded area off of Sandy Birch Road. When crews arrived, flames were reportedly 40 t0 60 feet in the air.

Thousands of gallons of water were brought to fight fire, including two 4,000 gallon trucks which firefighters say is very unusual.

The Georgia Fire Department took the lead but several agencies from the area responded including Fairfax and Essex.

Fire officials say tires of fire are amongst the most difficult to fight as they become stubborn.

“Once those get burning they burn very hot, that is why we used an excavator to pull those out so we can cool them and put the fire out once and for all, it’s very labor intensive but the crews we have from all the neighboring towns departments have done a fantastic job, couldn’t be happier,” said Dep. Chief Jamie Cota, Georgia Fire Department.

There were no injuries reported. Fire officials say the investigation into what sparked the fire is ongoing.

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