A image of the fire on Cheshire Bridge Road. (Atlanta Fire Rescue)

A portion of Cheshire Bridge Road is closed due to a fire that broke out Wednesday night.

Atlanta Fire Rescue said on Twitter that Cheshire Bridge Road is closed near Faulkner Road in both directions due to a gas main break and fire on the bridge.

“The road is still closed. No estimate on re-opening yet,” Officer Steve Avery, a spokesperson for Atlanta Police Department, told Reporter Newspapers Thursday morning just before 8 a.m.

A spokesperson with Atlanta Gas Light offered the following statement at 11 a.m.

On August 4, Atlanta Gas Light assisted first responders with securing the scene after a fire started under a bridge near the 2100 block of Cheshire Bridge Road in Atlanta. The initial fire was not started by natural gas; however, the fire damaged a 4-inch natural gas line, causing the pipe to ignite. There were no injuries, but for the safety of those in the surrounding area, natural gas service was turned off, impacting fewer than 50 customers. While we work with local authorities to investigate this incident, our team continues to diligently make repairs safely and efficiently and aims to restore service to customers today.

More information wasn’t immediately available from Atlanta Fire Rescue.

Update: This story was updated with information from the Atlanta Police Department and Atlanta Gas Light.

Amy Wenk

Amy Wenk was editor of Reporter Newspapers in 2021-22.