Wynview Apartment fire ruled an accident

by: Carl Willis Updated:

Investigators said the apartment fire started from a barbecue grill.

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. - Investigators believe the fire at Wynview Apartments, one of three DeKalb County fires less than a mile apart, was an accident.

Cynthia Brown was one of 48 people left without an apartment.

"People from other buildings had come to rescue me and my children," she said. "People that started the fire, they left."

Channel 2 Action News called arson investigators for an update. They said foul play was originally suspected but discovered the fire started from a barbecue  grill on a resident's balcony.

Investigators said the other two fires -- an abandoned building and a car fire in the 4700 block of Central Drive -- are still being investigated as arson.

"People do grill right there all the time," said resident  James Burkes.

"It was happening too quick," said resident  Tarren Nelson. "So  it had to be something that was igniting it."

Investigators said the fire might have been caused by whatever fueled the grill.

No one was injured in the fire and the Red Cross is assisting those displaced by it.

Investigators said no arrests have been made in connection with the other two fires.



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