The incident began around 6 p.m. but quickly erupted into something more as large flames enveloped the northbound lanes on both sides and dark smoke rose from under the Buford-Spring Connector.
I-85 Collapse, Day 1 | I-85 closed after fire, partial collapse
I-85 closed after fire, partial collapse. Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has declared a state of emergency after a portion of Interstate 85 collapsed as a massive fire burned on I-85 near Piedmont Road Thursday evening.