Fire tears through Douglasville apartments, injuring 3

  • Source: WAGA-TV FOX 5 Atlanta
  • Published: 06/12/2024 05:57 PM

VIDEO/PHOTOS: A fire tore through a Douglas County apartment building Wednesday afternoon, injuring three people and leaving many looking for a new place to stay. "I saw all this smoke, people saying there's a fire, I see a girl jumping out the window," said Danielle Lemiex. Lemiex grabbed her three sons and ran out of her apartment. She and others then ran back inside to help their neighbors. "The kids play together; we're all like family. We all stay here; we have to come out together," said Lemiex. The blaze at the Douglasville Proper Apartments on Chicago Avenue broke out just before 3 p.m. and spread quickly. "Once this all got going with the wind, it kind of fed itself," said Douglas County Fire Chief Miles Allen. There were no firewalls and no sprinkler system. More than 60 firefighters worked hard to keep it from spreading to other buildings.


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