Fire breaks out at bio lab in Conyers, I-20 shut down

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ROCKDALE COUNTY, Ga. — Authorities have mostly controlled a fire that broke out at a bio lab facility in Rockdale County Monday morning.

Triple Team Traffic started following this fire on Channel 2 Action News This Morning when crews blocked parts of Interstate 20 between Highway 138 and Sigman Road.

Conyers police say there is smoke in the area. Authorities urge people to avoid the area because it is a dangerous situation.

LIVE coverage continues streaming on Channel 2 Action News on WSB Now – it’s free on your Roku, Amazon Fire or Apple TV as well as your WSB-TV News App.

In 2004, there was a fire at the same location and nearly 30 people were hospitalized, according to CNN.

Authorities closed I-20 for hours as crews worked to control the flames during that fire.

Rockdale County sheriff’s deputies also went door-to-door in a one-mile radius of the warehouse, urging people to evacuate. The evacuations were only voluntary, not mandatory during the 2004 fire.

The effect of the plume was felt more than 50 miles away, according to the EPA.

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