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3 injured in DeKalb apartment fire

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- Three people, including a child, were injured in an apartment fire in southwest DeKalb County Friday morning.

The fire was first reported at around 4:45 a.m. DeKalb Fire officials said heavy fire consumed one corner of the second floor of an eight-unit building at the Tamarac Apartments on Blazing Pine Knoll.

At one point, the roof of the building collapsed, making it impossible for fire crews to search the apartments.

At least three people were injured in the blaze. DeKalb County Fire Chief Edward O'Brien said at least one of those victims jumped from the second floor of the building to escape the fire.

A 24-year-old woman suffered cuts and smoke inhalation, while a nine-year-old had minor burns. O'Brien said a man was also injured. All three victims were taken to Grady Memorial Hospital.

As of 5:45 a.m., the fire was mostly contained.


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