• Downtown high-rise evacuated as crews investigate fire

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    ATLANTA - Atlanta Fire Rescue said a smoking electrical panel prompted them to evacuate a downtown high-rise.

    The Peachtree Summit Federal Building at Ivan Allen Boulevard and West Peachtree Street was evacuated Friday afternoon as crews investigated a reported electrical fire.

    An electrical panel in the basement shorted out and burned up, filling the basement with smoke, according to fire investigators. No smoke was visible outside the building.


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    Officials said a few people suffered minor injuries during the evacuation. A woman was taken to a hospital for asthma issues.

    The fire was contained around 2:30 p.m.

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