Some gates evacuated after 1,000 gallons of fuel spills at Atlanta airport

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CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. - Some gates were evacuated at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on Thursday after one thousand gallons of fuel spilled, according to officials. 

Atlanta fire officials tell Channel 2 Action News this happened as a plane was refueling. 

Stay with WSBTV.com and watch Channel 2 Action News for updates as this story develops. 

The leak has been stopped, according to officials, and airport operation crews are now cleaning up the spill.

Delta Airlines sent a statement Thursday afternoon, saying: 

Delta is aware of an issue that developed with a fuel servicing unit Thursday morning at Atlanta’s Hartsfield Jackson International Airport. Boarding of a nearby aircraft was halted as a precaution and the area closed off while containment efforts were put in place. There were no injuries as a result of the incident and there is no disruption to Delta’s Atlanta operation.


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