Nearly 30 families displaced after College Park apartment fire

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CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. - Nearly 30 families are looking for a new place to live after fire destroyed their apartments in College Park.

A row of units at the Marquis Cove apartments on Riverdale Road is being considered a total loss after the fire that happened Monday around 2 a.m.
The Clayton County Fire Department said no residents were injured.

Firefighters said by the time they arrived, the building was engulfed in flames.

Resident Melinda Powell told Channel 2 Action News she was asleep when the fire broke out and she credits her neighbor for getting her out safely.

“I’m just grateful that he got me out. Even though I lost everything I’m just glad that I was able to get out of the apartment,” Powell said.

The apartment’s management office is working to help find places to stay for the displaced residents. The Red Cross is also assisting the 29 families.

Fire investigators are working to determine the cause of the fire.