Cheshire Bridge Road remains closed, gas leak repaired

Officials in DeKalb County said Atlanta Gas Light has repaired the natural gas line that fueled under the Peachtree Creek bridge along Cheshire Bridge Road late Wednesday evening. The road remains closed.

It happened in the 2100 block just south of Woodland Avenue around 9:15 p.m.

Atlanta Fire Sgt. Staffard said when firefighters arrived they found a small fire under the bridge. That fire damaged a 4-inch gas line, cause it to rupture and ignite.

Both directions of the busy Atlanta roadway were immediately shut down while crews worked to turn off the gas and extinguish the flames.

A fire breaks out under a bridge along Cheshire Bridge Road on August 4, 2021. (FOX 5)

It was not immediately clear if the bridge suffered any damage. An inspector will need to sign off on the bridge before it reopens, fire officials said.

The road could be closed for several days to all but local business traffic in between Faulkner Road and Woodland Avenue. Fire officials said to plan accordingly.

Officials worked to notify and assist a nearby senior living high-rise.

Power crews turned off power to several nearby buildings impacting about 600 customers. Power has since been restored to the area.

About 50 customers also spent Thursday without gas as a precaution. Crews began restoring that service Thursday evening.

There is no word on what started the fire. Both police and fire investigators are working to determine the circumstance surrounding the fire.

No injuries were reported.

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