What was originally thought to be an explosion is now being reported as an electrical fire at a high-rise building in Atlantic Station.
The incident occurred after 4 p.m. at 271 17th Street, which is an office building in the Midtown development.
Atlantic Station spokesperson Tara Murphy confirmed to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that it was an electrical fire. No events at Atlanta Station were interrupted and briefly closed roads have now reopened.
Atlanta Fire & Rescue Department confirmed that two contractors were electrocuted while performing maintenance work on the 15th floor of the building. Both were rushed to Grady Hospital in critical condition.
The electrocution caused a small fire, which set off sprinkers on the 15th floor, AFRD officials said.
The building’s management company, Cushman & Wakefield, issued a statement that said, “We are thankful that the impacted individuals are in stable condition being treated by healthcare professionals.”
The 271 building is home to U.S. Sen. Jon Ossoff’s district office as well as law offices and other businesses.