Large warehouse fire breaks out at Savannah port

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Posted: Feb 08, 2014 1:35 PM
Large warehouse fire breaks out at Savannah port

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Burning rubber from a warehouse fire at the Port of Savannah sent up a towering column of black smoke that could be seen from miles away.

Firefighters are working Saturday to contain and extinguish the blaze that erupted at the port's Ocean Terminal not far from downtown Savannah. The cause of the fire wasn't immediately known.

A Georgia Ports Authority spokesman says all port workers were accounted for and unharmed.

Police say thick, black smoke from the flames shrouded some streets west of downtown Savannah and slowed traffic on the Talmadge Bridge that spans the Savannah River to South Carolina.

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The Port of Savannah is the nation's fourth-busiest seaport for container cargo.