Sat., February 8, 2014 2:50pm (EST)

Fire Crews Battling Blaze at Georgia Ports
By Sarah McCammon
Updated: 2 months ago

SAVANNAH, Ga.  —  
Cars and trucks continue to cross the Talmadge Bride over the Savannah River Saturday afternoon, as a fire sends a massive plume of smoke into the air. Photo Credit: Sarah McCammon
Cars and trucks continue to cross the Talmadge Bride over the Savannah River Saturday afternoon, as a fire sends a massive plume of smoke into the air. Photo Credit: Sarah McCammon
Crews are battling a fire at a Georgia Ports Authority Ocean Terminal that's sending a massive plume of smoke into the sky above Savannah. No injuries are reported.

Ports Authority spokesman Robert Morris says the fire broke out at Ocean Terminal Number 3 on West River Street in a warehouse containing 5,600 tons of crude rubber used in tire manufacturing.

Morris says he's confident no one was in the warehouse where the fire began.

The smoke has slowed traffic in downtown Savannah and on the Talmadge Bridge, and prompted police to redirect traffic in some areas near the port terminal.

Police have shut down portions of West Bay Street. They're warning that air quality may be poor as the smoke moves into the area.

UPDATE, 3:57 PM: Morris says the fire has been contained.