ATLANTA — Crews had to battle another fire at a homeless encampment overnight.
This one happened at Lenox Road near Buford Highway.
In a statement, GDOT said urban camping is illegal and creates a public safety hazard. The agency said this type of clean-up can cost up to $100,000 in taxpayer money, and they just started cleaning up the biohazards at this site.
"This has been a community and though it's gotten a lot of negative attention, there's a lot of people here who rely on each other to share resources," Thompson said.
GDOT doesn't have a timeframe for when the clean-up will be finished, but once it is, the agency said it's on the city and the police to keep the area clear.