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Fire near ATL Now (1700edt 21 Mar)

Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:03 pm

Hi all,
I'm sitting here waiting for my flight to HPN and there's a huge column of dark grey smoke rising in the air from what looks like either concourse A or T. (I'm on C.) Does anyone know what's going on? I hope everyone is ok.
Safe travels,
Nick
 
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Fire near ATL Now (1700edt 21 Mar)

Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:09 pm

Nothing on the local stations, so it must not be something too major, more than likely a vehicle or a piece of GSE on fire. If it were an a/c or a building, it would definitely be breaking news.
 
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Fire near ATL Now (1700edt 21 Mar)

Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:12 pm

It could be a old air start. I know one of are older ones smoked real bad.
 
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Fire near ATL Now (1700edt 21 Mar)

Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:16 pm

Update. The smoke looks as though it may be from an apartment fire in nearby College Park that has smoke drifting towards the airport.
 
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Fire near ATL Now (1700edt 21 Mar)

Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:14 pm

Slower traffic, keep right
 
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Fire near ATL Now (1700edt 21 Mar)

Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:18 pm

Quoting unattendedbag (Reply 4):
this must be it:

http://www.ajc.com/news/atlanta/two-...tment-buildings-ignite-881007.html

That's the one. I caught the report on WSB, and they had a helicopter as close to the fire as they could get and panned over to show the smoke drifting towards ATL. They were saying that ATL ops were not being affected by the fire and smoke.

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