canada africa partner reservation 1 dead, 6 injured in fire in East Atlanta

1 dead, 6 injured in fire in East Atlanta

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EAST ATLANTA, GA – One person died and six other people were injured in an apartment fire Sunday in the 2000 block of Bouldercrest Road, DeKalb County fire officials confirmed to Patch on Monday.

When crews arrived, they saw heavy flames and residents jumping from the balconies of the 24-unit building, the DeKalb County Fire Department said. Firefighters then began assisting with rescue efforts, fire officials said.

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While extinguishing the fire, crews recovered a deceased man from the building, fire officials said. An age is unknown.

Four of the six people injured in the fire were taken to a hospital with burns and other injuries, fire officials said.

The American Red Cross assisted the residents, fire officials said. The cause of the fire is unknown.