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Little Five Points evacuated following discovery of gas leak

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Atlanta Fire Rescue units spent most of Tuesday trying to control a gas leak in Little Five Points.

A significant odor of gasoline permeated the three block area, and all businesses near the intersection of Moreland and Euclid Avenues were evacuated by 10:00 a.m.

A gasoline spill at a nearby gas station last night, some of which apparently overflowed into the sewer, was to blame for the incident, according to Atlanta Fire Department spokeswoman Janet Ward.

"We have determined that the leak is somewhere underground, probably in a pipe, and until we know more, until we are sure there's no danger, the fire department will remain out here," said Ward.

A two-block length of Moreland Avenue between Front Page News and the Vortex was shut down due to high gas readings in the sewer system. Ward said they hoped to have it reopened Tuesday evening.

The Department of Watershed Management also was on scene to assist.

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