DUNWOODY, Ga. (CBS46) — Several agencies are investigating an explosion at the Arrive Apartments off Asbury Square Sunday afternoon.

The chaotic incident happened around 1:20 p.m. "possibly from a gas leak", according to police. 

CBS46 reporters spoke with residents who say they have been smelling gas 'for months'. 

Dunwoody Police confirmed that three units were directly affected by the explosion, leaving at least four people injured, including burns, and dozens of residents displaced. 


Dunwoody police are asking people to avoid the area, as the Perimeter Center North is shut down.

The American Red Cross (ARC) set up a staging area for those impacted by the incident at the Hampton Inn on Ashford Dunwoody Road. 

ARC Communications Director, Sherry Nicholson, said, "Red Cross caseworkers will continue to work with displaced individuals and families in the days ahead, sharing recovery planning and resources to help them get back on their feet."

Atlanta Gas Light crews are also on site assisting emergency responders.

At this time, natural gas has been turned off to the locations directly impacted by the incident, and there are no additional service outages. 

The severity of those injured or if there are any fatalities is unknown at this time.

The cause of the explosion is under investigation.

CBS46 News has multiple crews on scene gathering more details.

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