Firefighters investigate Dunwoody apartment fire

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DUNWOODY, Ga. - Fire investigators are trying to determine what sparked a large fire at the Dunwoody Crossing Apartments just after 8:30 p.m. Thursday night.

Eighteen units from the DeKalb Fire and Rescue were called to the apartment complex where they found heavy smoke and flames coming from one of the buildings at the complex.

Capt. Eric Jackson of the DeKalb Fire and Rescue said a total of seven units were affected by the fire.

On top of dealing with heavy flames, the cold conditions made the effort to douse the flames even harder for firefighters.

“The water that they were using, as soon as it hit the ground, it was instantly turning into ice,” Jackson said.

Jackson said the blacktop in the parking lots and even parts of the woods surrounding the building got icy from the water they were using to douse the flames.

Firefighters said no one was seriously hurt in the fire, but did say one person sustained an injury from an unknown medical condition that was not directly related to the fire.

Apartment management moved the displaced residents to a warm place overnight and the Red Cross has stepped in to offer shelter.


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