Norcross apartment residents flee damaging fire

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NORCROSS, Ga. —

Residents of the Sienna Heights Apartments in Norcross said there was chaos as they fled the burning complex Wednesday night.

Firefighters worked late into the night to douse the fire on Graves Road in Norcross.

Investigators said the fire started inside a first-floor unit.

“When I went to the door, I saw that the flames were uncontrollable, so I ran out,” resident China Grant said.

Another resident said she grabbed her cat and television and banded on doors for her neighbors to get out.

“You could see black smoke, and when I got out of my apartment door, I could see the fire in the back of my apartment,” resident Beth Sanchez said.

Investigators said nine units were damaged or destroyed about 14 families were displaced. Most of those families are staying at a motel, courtesy of the Red Cross.

No one was injured in the fire.

Fire investigators told Channel 2’s Darryn Moore the fire has been deemed an accident.