Dunwoody Apartment Explosion Injures 4

A Dunwoody, Ga. apartment explosion injured four people Sunday afternoon. At about 1:30 p.m., more than 70 firefighters responded to the Arrive Perimeter apartment complex at 2000 Asbury Square. Officials say a gas issue likely caused the explosion that damaged 40-50 apartment units. First responders used thermal imaging from drones to search the building. The Dunwoody Deputy Fire Chief told ABC News that the explosion caused significant structural damage. Four people were transported to the hospital, including one with severe burn injuries. 

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Atlanta Gas Light Investigates Dunwoody Apartment Explosion, Lawsuits May Follow

Atlanta Gas Light is working with state and local officials to investigate the cause of the Dunwoody apartment explosion. Lawsuits may follow if a propane tank, gas line, or gas appliance is involved.

Before the explosion, a leasing manager called Atlanta Gas Light about a reported gas order. Residents told reporters that a gas smell was reported to property managers several times. The gas company released a statement that a representative from Atlanta Gas Light was already dispatched to the scene when the explosion happened. The City of Dunwoody released a statement on Twitter that on-site inspections revealed two gas leaks in a nearby building. Atlanta Gas Light says inspections of natural gas appliances found appliance and fuel line issues at Arrive Perimeter apartments. Natural gas has been shut off to the entire apartment complex.

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