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Smoke Seen for Miles in Georgia Warehouse Fire

Image: Firefighters battle a blaze in a warehouse at the Georgia Ports Authority Ocean Terminal
Firefighters battle a blaze in a warehouse at the Georgia Ports Authority Ocean Terminal. Stephen B. Morton / AP

Firefighters battled a giant blaze fueled by 5,600 tons of rubber Saturday at the Port of Savannah, where a towering column of black smoke could be seen from miles away. By late Saturday, the fire department said its crews had contained the fire, but it could take a while for the flames to burn out inside a warehouse covering 226,000 square feet at the port's Ocean Terminal just west of downtown Savannah.

The cause of the fire wasn't immediately known, but all port workers were accounted for and unharmed.

-- AP

Image: Savannah firefighters use a ladder truck to battle a blaze in a warehouse
Savannah firefighters use a ladder truck to battle a blaze in a warehouse at the Georgia Ports Authority Ocean Terminal n Savannah, Ga. on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. Stephen B. Morton / AP