Fulton County

Girl dead, mother unaccounted for after apartment fire in East Point, officials say

EAST POINT, Ga. — A little girl is dead, and her mother is unaccounted for after the East Point Fire Department responded to a fire at an apartment complex located at 3072 Washington Road.

Fire officials told Channel 2 Action News they responded to Brookfield Apartments just after 3 p.m. after reports of a possible fire.

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When firefighters arrived at the complex, they noticed heavy smoke coming from a building and immediately started working to put the fire out.

After the fire was out, firefighters were starting their search and rescue efforts, when the body of a little girl, age unknown, was found.

Fire officials were told from by witnesses on the scene that there was another person that was possibly in the apartment at the time of the fire. The person is unaccounted for at this time, but officials believe that person is the mother of the little girl killed in the fire.

Another child was transported to a hospital for fire-related injuries.

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At this time, seven families have been displaced due to the fire and Red Cross has been called to assist these families.

Officials also told Channel 2 Action News that South Fulton Fire and Rescue and College Park Fire Department responded to the complex to help the East Point Fire Department.

The fire is still under investigation, and officials on the scene will continue their search and rescue efforts.

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