• Residents jump from apartment fire

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    DEKALB COUNTY, Ga.,None - Residents jumped from a three-story apartment building to escape a fire late Thursday.

    The fire destroyed half of a building at the Gentry's Walk apartments in Chamblee. DeKalb Fire Battalion Chief Greg Rucker said the fire broke out inside a second-floor unit.

    Resident Stacey Gear said he was on his way from work when he saw the flames.

    “From the bottom floor all the way up to the top floor, they had to be shooting 40 feet above the roof,” Gear said.

    Two people jumped from top-floor balconies to escape the flames, Rucker said. He said one was transported to a hospital for minor injuries, but the other was not. Two firefighters were also injured.

    “Minor injuries to firefighters from falling sheet rock,” Rucker said.

    Firefighters began extinguishing the fire around 11:40 p.m. and were still putting out hotspots the next morning. They said once the hot spots are out, they can look into the cause of the fire.

    The Red Cross siad the apartment management was able to put displaced families in hotels. The Red Cross also plans to help.

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