Crews respond to woods fire in Columbia County

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Columbia Road was closed for hours Saturday afternoon after heavy smoke from a woods fire near Patriot’s Park limited visibility.

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Battalion Chief Brent Willis walks away from a fire scene off Columbia Road near William Few Parkway. The smoke from the fire closed Columbia Road for several hours Saturday.  SARA CALDWELL/STAFF
SARA CALDWELL/STAFF
Battalion Chief Brent Willis walks away from a fire scene off Columbia Road near William Few Parkway. The smoke from the fire closed Columbia Road for several hours Saturday.

The fire was reported about 12:45 p.m. and caused smoke to cloud Columbia Road between William Few Parkway and the Ivy Falls subdivision, Columbia County Emergency and Operations Director Pam Tucker said in an e-mail.

Ten units from Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue responded to the fire. The Georgia Forestry Commission also sent a tractor and plane to help extinguish the blaze.


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