Residents displaced after large fire at DeKalb County apartment building

CLARKSTON, Ga. — Multiple residents have been displaced after a massive fire damaged an apartment building in DeKalb County on Wednesday afternoon, according to DeKalb County Fire Captain Jaeson Daniels.

Captain Jaeson Daniels told WSB Radio that the department received a call just before 2:30 p.m. about a fire at an apartment complex on Montreal Road in Clarkston.

Upon arrival, Captain Daniels said there was “heavy smoke and flames coming from the roof of the building here on the property.”

“We are happy to say that there was no one injured at this location. All residents were outside the structure upon our arrival,” said Captain Daniels.

Daniels said there are about eight units that were affected by the fire “which is the entire building.”

Channel 2′s Berndt Petersen spoke with a father who escaped with his children.

“I was inside, (and) somebody came and told me, “Get outside,” the man said. “I took my kids and I brought them outside.”

Daniels anticipates several residents being displaced and the Red Cross will be called to assist those residents. Officials have not said how many residents have been affected.

At this time, the cause of the fire is under investigation.

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