• 24 units destroyed in apartment fire off Briarcliff Road


    DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - Twenty-four units were destroyed in an apartment fire at the Marquis of North Druid Hills off Briarcliff Road.

    A Channel 2 Action News viewer sent video of flames that quickly spread through the complex around 5 p.m. It took firefighters more than two hours to extinguish the flames, DeKalb officials said.

    There were no reports of injuries or entrapments.

    Several residents told Channel 2's Liz Artz they were concerned about their pets in the fire.

    One newlywed couple expressed thanks to DeKalb firefighter Dino Kulo, who was able to salvage a family heirloom. The diamond wedding band belonged to the brides mom, a gift from her father.

    The cause of the fire is unknown, but a grill may have been a factor, authorities said.

    Sunday's fire marked the second apartment fire in Dekalb County in less than 24 hours.


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