More than a dozen families affected by apartment fire in DeKalb County

Up to 73 people were displaced.
Published: Nov. 21, 2023 at 5:36 AM EST|Updated: Nov. 21, 2023 at 6:34 PM EST
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BROOKHAVEN, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - Several residents are looking for a temporary place to stay after a fire damaged their apartment building early Tuesday morning in Brookhaven.

Capt. Jaeson Daniels, a spokesman for DeKalb Fire & Rescue, said the call came in at about 2:45 a.m. for a fire at 100 Windmont Drive (The Atlantic Brookhaven apartments.)

Everyone was able to make it out safely, and no injuries were reported. Firefighters said they were able to rescue some pets that were trapped inside various apartments.

Daniels said it appears the fire started on or near a balcony. Investigators are working to pinpoint the exact cause. Six units are heavily damaged, and 12 others have smoke and water damage, he said.

Volunteers from the American Red Cross responded to the scene to help the affected residents find temporary shelter. Volunteers say they assisted more than a dozen families for a total of 73 people.