Authorities say two firefighters sustained minor injuries while battling a fire that filled part of a terminal at Atlanta's airport with heavy smoke. Atlanta Fire Rescue spokeswoman Janet Ward tells The Associated Press that the early Tuesday morning blaze involved an escalator in Concourse T, filling the area with heavy smoke.
Leaders of Action Ministries Athens are vowing to continue to serve the people of Athens-Clarke County in the wake of a fire that damaged Oconee Street United Methodist Church. The fire Monday night severely damaged the church, which has been home to the group's Our Daily Bread program that serves food to the needy.
Fire officials are investigating a blaze that heavily damaged a church that dates back more than a century in Athens. Authorities said the Oconee Street United Methodist Church caught fire Monday night. Firefighters began battling the blaze around 10:15 p.m.
Macon is reeling from a devastating house fire that killed three small children over the weekend. The oldest of the siblings was only 10. A fourth child, the youngest, is listed in critical condition at a burn center in Augusta.
Flames raced through the popular West Georgia Flea Market in Carroll County early Sunday. Many vendors lost everything, but County Fire Chief Tim Dyer said crews managed to save about 80 percent of the market.
The Macon-Bibb County fire chief says one firefighter will lose his job for his role in a firehouse prank video that showed a masked man threatening firefighters. Chief Marvin Riggins says one sergeant will be demoted to private and four firefighters will be suspended for 10 days without pay.
While the fire mostly has been contained, the aerial videos date from the fire's early weeks, when it appeared more dramatic from the air. The videos come from the US Fish and Wildlife Service and the Georgia Forestry Commission. They were uploaded to a public website on May 20.