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Smoke billows into the sky as crews battle blaze at abandoned prison farm

Posted July 17

— A tire fire at an abandoned prison farm in DeKalb County on Sunday sent plumes of smoke into the sky that could be seen for miles.

The fire started around 7 a.m. at the Old Atlanta Prison Farm at 1500 Key Road. The site one housed as many as 1,000 inmates and was in operation from 1945-1995.

No injuries were reported.

Watch firefighters battle the blaze in the video below.

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