Brookhaven, GA, April 18, 2017 – by Anna Williams for The Post – Brookhaven Police say “at first glance” a fire underneath a Buford Highway bridge that caused its shut down late Monday night, appears to have been an accident. Police say the fire started in the mattress of a homeless person who sought shelter under the bridge and spread to other debris.
While DeKalb Firefighters worked to extinguish the blaze beneath the North Peachtree Creek bridge, Buford Highway was closed in both directions between North Druid Hills and West Druid Hills Road. After the fire was extinguished, a GDOT inspection deemed the bridge to be safe.
An arson investigation is underway, but Police believe there is no indication this fire was intentional.