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Gas leak evacuates Duluth hotel

DULUTH -- Gwinnett County firefighters responded to the call of a gas leak at the Holiday Inn on Day Drive in Duluth on Friday afternoon, evacuating 30 occupants before stopping the leak.

A hotel worker reported the smell of gas about 2:47 p.m. Friday, and firefighters evacuated the occupants before finding the leak in a pipe leading to a boiler unit.

The leak was contained just before 4 p.m., fire spokesman Capt. Tommy Rutledge said, and employees and hotel guests were allowed to re-enter the building.

One female employee was evaluated at the scene for a heat-related emergency, Rutledge said.