Explosion in Dunwoody today latest – Another explosion at same apartment building in Atlanta happened LAST YEAR

AN apartment complex in Dunwoody, Georgia, collapsed after a gas line allegedly exploded, reportedly injuring at least four people and leaving two people unaccounted for.

Emergency personnel responded to the chaotic scene after the explosion at around 1:30pm that left rubble and loose rock strewn across the parking lot.

The scene took place at the Arrive Perimeter apartments building in Dunwoody, a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia.

Four people have been injured, and others were allegedly trapped inside of the building.

In total, three apartment units were directly affected by the blast, leaving two people unaccounted for, CBS46 reported.

It is unknown if the two people who are unaccounted for were in the building at the time of the explosion.

Police are investigating the source of the explosion.

Read our Dunwoody apartments "explosion" live blog below for the latest news and updates…

  • Danielle Cinone

    'VERY ACTIVE SCENE'

    There was a "very active scene" after the explosion, CBS46 reported.

    The blast took place at the Arrive Apartments in Dunwoody.

    As of 5.40pm ET, four people were reported to be injured from the blast.

    Officials said there were multiple injuries, including burns, according to the report.

     

  • Danielle Cinone

    WHAT ARE PEOPLE SAYING ON TWITTER?

    Witnesses on the scene quickly took to Twitter and shared videos of the aftermath, as the blast caused structural damage to several homes.

    One person tweeted a video of the scene and captioned the post: "If y’all know Anyone who lives at Arrive Perimeter apartments check on them. A gas line blew up at the entrance and several people are trapped inside of the building."

    Another witness living in the area wrote: "Do you live in Arrive perimeter?

    "Im next door and that s*** shook my whole apartment."

    A third person expressed his trauma after he encountered an injured toddler screaming for help, writing: "I am so shaken up. For me to experience a scream from a toddler for help as her bone hung out from her leg has left a lasting imprint on me."

  • Danielle Cinone

    'POWERFUL BLAST'

    Channel 2 Action News reported that the blast had been so powerful that it blew apart an apartment building and damaged surrounding buildings.

    In a tweet, Dunwoody police said it is working with DeKalb County Fire Rescue and the Sandy Springs Fire Department to determine the cause of the incident.

    “This is a very active scene and the cause of the explosion is under investigation,” Dunwoody police said.

    The Dunwoody police department advised Arrive Apartment residents who were not affected by the blast to remain in their homes.

  • Danielle Cinone

    WHAT HAPPENED AT THE ARRIVE PERIMETER APARTMENTS?

    On September 12, emergency personnel responded to the chaotic scene after an explosion at a Dunwoody apartment complex left a neighborhood into a pile of rubble.

    Calls of a blast at the Arrive Perimeter apartments came in shortly before 1.30pm as authorities responded to the scene.

    According to Channel 2 Action News, when police arrived, they were met with heavy gas fumes.

    Witnesses on the scene shared photos and videos on social media showing debris and loose rock scattered across the complex's parking lot.

  • Danielle Cinone

    SURROUNDING BUILDINGS DAMAGED

    The force of the blast was violent enough to damage surrounding buildings, reports say.

    “It fairly well blew the building to pieces,” an officer with Dunwoody Police told Channel 2 Action News.

    Officials said several people are on the way to the hospital with burn injuries.

  • Danielle Cinone

    WHAT TIME WAS THE EXPLOSION?

    Dunwoody Police announced via Twitter: “At 1:24pm, we received calls regarding an explosion at the Arrive Apartments.

    “We are on scene with the Dekalb Co. and Sandy Springs Fire Dept. This is a very active scene and the cause of the explosion is under investigation.”

    Police are investigating the source of the explosion.

  • Danielle Cinone

    ONE PERSON HURT AND TWO MISSING

    One person is hurt and two people are missing, CNN's Jenn Sullivan reported on Sunday afternoon.

    The Dunwoody Deputy Chief revealed that 90 percent of the building had been searched for people that might be trapped, Sullivan said in a tweet.

    Although a search was conducted, the cause of the explosion is not yet known.

    The blast took place in Atlanta, Georgia.

  • Jon Rogers

    EXPLOSION COULD BE FELT A QUARTER OF A MILE AWAY

    Stacey Dougherty, a resident of The Bricks Perimeter Center Apartments about a quarter of a mile away, said she felt the explosion but guessed it was just a neighbor dropping something heavy.

    "I felt and heard a loud thud around 1:30 or so. I thought my neighbor dropped a large item like a piece of furniture," Dougherty told CNN. "I only found out a bit later on Twitter that it was a gas explosion just down the road from me. I hope no one got hurt."

  • Jon Rogers

    'I FREAKED OUT'

    Antwone Williams, a 32-year-old who was working at a neighboring apartment complex at the time, said on Twitter he was "shaken up" after seeing an injured toddler screaming for help.

    "I heard something like (an) explosion but felt an earthquake," Williams told CNN.

    "I was totally panicking and freaked out. I shut down our leasing office and quickly ran over to figure out what was happening."

    "It could have been anyone. Pray for those affected," he added.

  • Jon Rogers

    SECOND EXPLOSION AT A DUNWOODY APARTMENT BUILDING IN THE LAST YEAR

    This is the second gas explosion at a Dunwoody apartment building in the last year.

    On December 21, 2020, a fire broke out after a gas explosion at the Dunwoody Village Apartments located at 2311 Dunwoody Crossing.

    Atlanta Gas Light told Channel 2 Action News that two of its employees sustained burn injuries and one woman was in labor at the time.

    Around 900 people lost electricity due to the incident.

  • Jon Rogers

    SURROUNDING BUILDINGS DAMAGED

    The force of the blast was violent enough to damage surrounding buildings, reports say.

    “It fairly well blew the building to pieces,” an officer with Dunwoody Police told Channel 2 Action News.

    Officials said several people are on the way to the hospital with burn injuries.

  • Jon Rogers

    EYE-WITNESS ACCOUNT

    Eye-witness Eboni Thornton has described the horror in the wake of the blast, with one woman "screaming her head off".

    Thornton told WSB-TV she was in a moving truck outside the building when it felt like something fell on top of the vehicle.

    “The leasing office was collapsed on the left side, the double doors were blown out and I could hear a lady screaming her head off,” Thornton said.

    Thornton said she saw a couple people limping and bleeding and being carried out of the rubble.

  • Jon Rogers

    WHERE IN DUNWOODY DID THE EXPLOSION TAKE PLACE?

    The apartment complex is in the Perimeter area of Dunwoody, just north of Atlanta.

    Chaotic scenes took place at 2000 Asbury Square in the city.

    Police earlier announced via Twitter: "At 1:24pm, we received calls regarding an explosion at the Arrive Apartments.

    "We are on scene with the Dekalb Co. and Sandy Springs Fire Dept. This is a very active scene and the cause of the explosion is under investigation."

  • Jon Rogers

    LOCALS URGED TO REMAIN INDOORS

    Dunwoody Police have urged nearby residents to remain inside, as all entrances and exits have been closed.

    "Please be patient and understand there is a huge incident scene ongoing right now," the announcement added.

  • Jon Rogers

    WHERE IS DUNWOODY?

    Dunwoody is 17 miles north of Atlanta and located in DeKalb County.

    As of 2019, the city has a population of 49,356 and was incorporated as a city on December 1, 2008.

    It roots though date back to the 1830s.

  • Jon Rogers

    ONE PERSON SUFFERING FROM 'SEVERE BURNS'

    Officer Robert Parsons told Fox News that one person had been taken to the hospital with "severe burns."

    Emergency personnel responded to the chaotic scene after the explosion at around 1.30pm that left rubble and loose rock strewn across the parking lot.

    Cops are currently investigating the cause of the blast but early reports suggest a gas explosion.

    The collapse left rubble strewn across the parking lot
  • Jon Rogers

    BUILDING 'BLOWN TO PIECES'

    The apartment complex is said to have been virtually 'blown to pieces," according to one officer at the scene.

    The officer, who was not named, told Channel 2 Action News that the explosion "fairly well blew the building to pieces."

    At least three people have been injured and others are said to be trapped under the rubble.

  • Jon Rogers

    PEOPLE 'TRAPPED INSIDE'

    People are "trapped inside" the collapsed Atlanta apartment complex, according to reports.

    The extent of the damage and the number of victims is currently unknown.

    Police said the scene is active and the situation is ongoing. 

  • Jon Rogers

    WHAT TIME WAS THE EXPLOSION?

    Dunwoody Police announced via Twitter: "At 1:24pm, we received calls regarding an explosion at the Arrive Apartments.

    "We are on scene with the Dekalb Co. and Sandy Springs Fire Dept. This is a very active scene and the cause of the explosion is under investigation."

    Police are investigating the source of the explosion.

    Reports suggest the collapse was due to a gas leak
  • Jon Rogers

    'GAS EXPLOSION' THOUGHT TO BE THE CAUSE OF THE BLAST

    Officer Robert Parsons said officers entering the building found a "strong odor of gas."

    Police are investigating the source of the explosion.

    Roads around the building, which is located in Dunwoody on Asbury Square, have been closed down.

  • Jon Rogers

    AT LEAST THREE PEOPLE INJURED

    At least three people have been injured in a suspected gas explosion which demolished an apartment complex in Atlanta.

    Three people have been injured, and others were trapped inside of the building.

    Officer Robert Parsons told Fox News that one person had been taken to the hospital with "severe burns."

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