Families displaced after East Point apartment fire

SOUTH FULTON COUNTY, Ga. — Crews battled an early morning fire at an apartment complex in East Point that left several families homeless.

According to East Point fire officials, they received a call of a fire at Parkside Creek Apartments in the 4000 Fox Hunt Lane Tuesday around 5:25 a.m.

East Point spokeswoman Ashley Jones said when firefighters arrived, flames were shooting through the roof.

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Firefighters originally attacked the fire from the inside but it got so intense, they had to pull out and concentrate on keeping the fire from spreading.

The Jones family made it out okay after someone went door to door warning people about the fire coming out of the roof. %

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“They just came banging on our door telling everyone to get out.  When we came out, the whole middle part was engulfed in flames,” Ashley Jones said.

There are no reports of injuries. One firefighter was treated for dehydration at the scene.

Families from 10 homes were displaced by the fire. Red Cross disaster volunteers are now assisting the families.

Channel 2's Richard Elliot reports multiple fire department were called in to assist.

Firefighters are still here watching for hot spots. It could take a few days before they determine what started the fire.