UPDATE: As of 7 a.m. Thursday, Highway 247 has reopened.

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Emergency crews say you need to avoid Highway 247. The major highway between Macon and Warner Robins is completely blocked right now as crews continue fighting the fire we told you about earlier near DeFoor Drywall located at 2250 Barnes Road.

Fire hoses are across the road, and no traffic can get through.

The fire started several hours ago. It’s not known right now if weather conditions caused it.