Local firefighters and units from the Georgia Forestry Commission were battling a hot brush fire on Veterans Pkwy in Barnesville beginning about noon.
UPDATE: At 3:15, the fire had jumped the four-lane and was burning off the northbound lanes just south of the Hot Shot store. Fire chief Steve Andrews was calling in additional personnel. Also, a hazmat drill set for tonight has been postponed until Tuesday due to manpower requirements at the fire scene. AVOID THE AREA IF POSSIBLE!