Homeless evicted from Athens camp after fire

Published On: Feb 06 2013 09:01:53 AM EST
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ATHENS, Ga -

Authorities evicted the homeless people who were living underneath a bridge in downtown Athens.

One week ago a fire destroyed the camp site and damaged the bridge.

Officials put up no-trespassing signs on the North Avenue Bridge where it crosses the North Oconee River.

Athens-Clarke County Manager Alan Reddish said that police set up more patrols of the area to keep people out. A fence is going up around the former camp also.

Police charged Carole Childrers-Queen, 43, with arson. Authorities said that she set a boot on fire and threw it beneath the bridge after an argument with another homeless person.

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