The building on 17th Street houses law firms and an office for U.S. Sen. Jon Ossoff, among others.
After initial reports of a possible explosion around 3:30 p.m., Atlantic Station spokesperson Tara Murphy told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that there was not an explosion but confirmed the electrical fire. It was quickly contained by the building’s fire suppression system.
At the time of the incident, the contractors were performing electrical upgrades in the building “as part of planned construction activity,” fire officials said.
No events at Atlantic Station, including a scheduled tree-lighting service, were affected, Murphy said. Roads were closed briefly but reopened.
Officials said the cause of the fire is under investigation.
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