8 children, 4 adults hurt in Ga. apartment fire
Firefighters kicked in doors and ushered out residents when they arrived on the scene
DECATUR, Ga. — More than 45 firefighters are battling an apartment fire near Atlanta which has injured about a dozen people.
DeKalb County Fire Rescue Capt. Eric Jackson told reporters shortly before dawn Wednesday that four adults and eight children have been injured. Jackson said their injuries were minor and mostly related to smoke inhalation.
Jackson tells WSB-TV that firefighters kicked in doors and ushered out residents when they arrived on the scene.
He said the fire has grown since firefighters arrived. The cause wasn't immediately known.
The building, which includes about 20 units, is just northeast of Atlanta.
2 Alarm apartment fire still going strong. DeKalb County firefighters working hard to battle in cold wx pic.twitter.com/MWPjOVUTFu— Steve Gehlbach (@SteveGWSB) January 3, 2018
12 people, including 8 children, received minor injuries in a fire here at the Avondale Forest Apartments in DeKalb County.— Good Day Atlanta (@GoodDayAtlanta) January 3, 2018
At least 45 firefighters are on-hand here, with more enroute. @Fox5Kaitlyn is reporting on this and has the latest info from the scene on @GoodDayAtlanta pic.twitter.com/Vdu2oRshsg