posted on Dec, 21 2004 @ 06:30 PM
There was a fire at the CDC building in Atlanta, Georgia today. The CDC (The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) holds, amongst other things,
samples of toxic viruses and bacteria. The news report stated it did not immediately know what was being held at this particular facility. The fire
is now contained.
Fire at CDC Facility
(AP) -- At least 35 DeKalb County firefighters were summoned to a fire at a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention facility today. It was not
immediately known what is stored at the facility, located near Chamblee-Tucker Road and Buford Highway in Northeast Atlanta. The facility is not
located on the main C-D-C campus. Captain Eric Jackson of the DeKalb County Fire Department said the fire was isolated to a roof location within 30
minutes, but he said it was not known how the fire started. Jackson said the fire is under control. A C-D-C spokesperson said information about the
building and the fire will be released tonight. (Updated 12/21/04 7pm)
Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
I have talked to someone who lives there, who finds it very strange that it is not being reported on the national news. It was reported on the
local TV news, briefly, then nothing else was said.
Further the IRS Building, just 8 miles away, was evacuated today because of a bomb threat. She heard it on the radio, but we've been unable to find
a link to that news.
Does anyone have any further information on this? It just seems strange that more coverage hasn't been given to these two stories, and they occurred
in the same city.
Terrorism? I'm not sure.
[edit on 21-12-2004 by Banshee]