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Firefighters fend off three blazes in woods


Firefighters fought three separate woods fires in south Augusta on Sunday afternoon. One resulted in the loss of a storage trailer.

Two of the fires occurred within a mile of each other, said Augusta Fire Department Battalion Cary Russell. At 2:30 p.m., firefighters were called to the 2900 block of Glenn Hills Drive after receiving reports about fires in the area.

Within hours, firefighters were called to the 2900 block of Byron Place near Windsor Spring Road and Clark Road in McBean, said Battalion Chief Steve Bell. All three fires were contained by late Sunday, he said.


- Closures will vary in the east and westbound lanes of Interstate 20 to the west of the Belair Road exit this week. The closures will occur from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

- Crews will be replacing a broken rail at a crossing on a small access road that leads from Greene to Ellis streets Monday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. No traffic will be detoured but drivers may avoid the area by using Broad Street or Walton Way.


- One westbound lane of Washington Road from Flowing Wells Road to Club Car Drive will be closed Tuesday, with the possibility of closures for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The closure will last from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. while crews work to add a center turn lane.

Source: Georgia Department of Transportation, Richmond County Traffic Engineering Department, Columbia County Road Construction Department.