Downtown high-rise evacuated as crews investigate fire

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.


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.