Gas leak report evacuates downtown building

Officials have determined a natural gas odor in downtown Atlanta Saturday originated at a restaurant, according to Atlanta fire Capt. Jolyon Bundrige.

Officials believe an employee left the gas on at a stove overnight at a restaurant near Peachtree and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, he said. The name of the restaurant is not yet known.

A passerby reported smelling natural gas just before noon Saturday. Officials then evacuated 92 Peachtree Street and area businesses and residences while they investigated the cause.

The intersection of Pryor and Peachtree Streets remain closed as the gas dissipates, Bundrige said.

No injuries have been reported, he said.

An earlier report said 119 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. was evacuated.

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