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Broken gas line catches on fire; sets roadway, cars on fire in southwest Atlanta

ATLANTA — Atlanta fire is on the scene of a gas leak that has caught fire in southwest Atlanta.

Firefighters remain in the 2000 block of Sylvan Road where an underground fire started from a broken gas line.

Atlanta Gas Light confirms that a contractor was working on a four-inch gas line near the 2000 block of Sylvan Road and damaged it, causing a tractor to ignite in flames.

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“Atlanta Gas Light crews are on the scene working with first responders. Once the area is safe, Atlanta Gas Light will work to make repairs,” the company said in an email to our partners at Channel 2 Action News.

The fire is now out. Atlanta Fire Rescue said it was a mix natural gas and diesel fuel that caught fire.

NewsChopper 2 flew over the scene Wednesday morning where flames appeared to be coming out of the road, engulfing a car that is now completely charred.

Atlanta Fire said no one was injured in the incident.

Stay with 95.5 WSB for the latest on this developing story.

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