Crews battle fire at Allatoona Dam

BARTOW COUNTY, Ga. – Crews are battling a blaze at Allatoona Dam on Lake Allatoona on Monday afternoon.

The fire was located at the dam on Allatoona Dam Road. The dam is owned by the Corps of Engineers, a federal agency overseeing military and water-resources design, construction, and operation.

According to Corps of Engineers spokesperson Lance Davis, the fire after they restarted the dam after a scheduled down time, when they brought it back up. During the re-start, a breaker failed and started the fire.

The fire was out by 9 p.m.

There were no reports of injuries and the dam was not believed to be in any danger. Authorities said that no residents lost power due to the situation.


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