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Fuel spill closes part of of Atlanta airport

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ATLANTA (AP) - Part of the world's busiest airport in Atlanta has been evacuated after a fuel spill.

Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport officials told news outlets that more than 1,000 gallons of fuel spilled, causing plane passengers and people waiting at three gates to evacuate Thursday. The fuel spill happened near a domestic plane near Concourse E.

Fire department officials told WXIA-TV that the plane was being refueled when a problem developed with a hose connection with the fuel truck. The leak was not coming from the plane.

Officials said the leak has stopped. No injuries were reported.

The Atlanta Fire Department and the Department of Aviation are cleaning up the spill.

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