Disney has sent out a notification to cast members and their family members about a possible explosion.
On Saturday evening, just after 5:30 p.m., The Walt Disney Company sent out an email to cast members on behalf of Disney Global Security, alerting them about a potentially dangerous situation involving an explosion at a location in Atlanta, Georgia. While the state of Georgia is not home to any of Disney’s theme park resorts, Disney does have offices in Atlanta, Georgia, as well as in other cities around the country and across the globe.
The notification from The Walt Disney Company was described as “an urgent notification” and reads as follows:
Disney Global Security is actively monitoring the Police Activity in Atlanta, GA. Company records indicate you may live or work near the impacted area. This message is for informational purposes only, out of an abundance of caution, for the safety of our employees and their families who live nearby.
The Atlanta Police are responding to a possible explosion at 271 17th Street [in Atlanta]. The surrounding streets have been closed while local authorities conduct their investigation.
Please contact the Global Security Control Center if you require any assistance.
Global Security Control Center (GSCC)
The Walt Disney Company
Per officials with knowledge of the situation, the incident reportedly occurred at 271 17th Street, which corresponds to the location of an office building in the Midtown Atlanta development.
According to Rough Draft Atlanta, the incident, which was originally thought to be an explosion in an office building in Atlanta, was found to be an electrical fire, as confirmed by Atlanta Station spokesperson Tara Murphy to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. According to Murphy, none of the events at Atlanta Station were interrupted, and roads that were closed were only closed briefly, and they have now reopened.
According to local law enforcement, injuries did occur as part of the incident, but no other details were given at this time.
Atlanta Police said there were injuries in the incident but have not given any other details.
The 271 building is home to U.S. Sen. Jon Ossoff’s district office, as well as other businesses and a law office as well.
As this is a developing story, more information will be shared as it becomes available.