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

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

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

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.

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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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Posted by WSB-TV on Thursday, November 9, 2017