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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