70 people displaced, 12 units destroyed after fire rips through Georgia apartment complex

  • Source: WXIA-TV NBC 11 Atlanta
  • Published: 10/09/2020 12:00 AM

VIDEO: At least 70 people are displaced after a major apartment fire in DeKalb County. According to DeKalb Fire Capt. Deon Bentley, the fire ripped through the Alderwood Trail Apartments at 2947 N. DeKalb Dr. Images from above the fire showed flames shooting through the roof of the building and plumes of white smoke billowing in the air as crews worked to put out the fire. Early indications appear to show that the fire started in the breezeway, though it's still unclear exactly how it was sparked. While no one was injured in the fire, officials said that because it started in a breezeway, there were some people who were initially stuck inside their apartments. The fire department told 11Alive's Hope Ford that neighbors actually used their own ladders to help get people out before the fire department showed up.


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