Residents were evacuated from a Georgia Tech dormitory Thursday morning after a student reported smelling gas, officials said.
Residents of Hopkins Residence Hall said the fire alarm went off shortly before noon, and firefighters went door-to-door to make sure all students left their rooms.
Authorities on the scene at the four-story co-ed dorm identified the source of the smell after about an hour, Georgia Tech spokesman Joshua Stewart told AJC.com. He said it was caused by a power generator that contractors were using on the roof.
The natural gas in the building was shut off as a precaution, but Stewart said there was never actually a gas leak in the building.
Students were allowed to re-enter the dorm at about 1 p.m.
Techwood Drive was shut down between North Avenue and Bobby Dodd Way during the evacuation, but all lanes have since reopened, school officials said.
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