Brush fire breaks out in Bloomingdale

BLOOMINGDALE, GA (WTOC)- Bloomingdale firefighters are responding to a brush fire Tuesday afternoon off of Osteen Road.

The call went out shortly before 3 p.m., and soon other fire departments were called in to assist. Eleven agencies responded, including Bloomingdale Fire, Garden City Fire, Pooler Fire, Port Wentworth Fire, Effingham County Fire and the Georgia Forestry Division. More than 60 firefighters responded.

Mosquito Control provided helicopters and planes to fight the fire from above.

About 50 acres have burned. Officials say the fire is contained. Wind and dry weather are making it tough to put out. There is a shed on fire -- that has liquid propane tanks inside. It is close to the last explosion and brush fire, but the Chatham Emergency Management Agency will not comment on the relationship between the two.

Just a couple of weeks ago a meth lab exploded in the same area, sparking another brush fire.

WTOC asked police about a possible connection. They say it is too soon to say.

No homes were damaged, but several storage sheds containing liquid propane tanks were destroyed.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

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