37 displaced after Brookhaven apartment fire

- The Red Cross spent the weekend assisting residents displaced after a large fire ripped through an apartment complex in Brookhaven Saturday morning.

Flames damaged 18 units at the Brookstone Gardens apartments on Buford Highway, leaving 11 families without shelter, food and other necessities.

One person is in critical condition and another and moderate. No one at the Brookstone at Gardens apartment complex lost their lives.

"Just in case if anything bad happens you have to have somewhere to go," said Austin Howard. He and his family live in these apartments. Austin says they have an evacuation plan. "If anything bad happens we go over to that pole."

Red Cross officials said they are providing 37 people with food, clothing, lodging, replacement medication and other essentials.

DeKalb County Fire Rescue Department tweeted video of the scene, showing heavy flames coming from the complex.

DeKalb County fire rescue said when they got the call two people were trapped.

"Our fist priority was to rescue those victims," said Captain Eric Jackson, DeKalb County Fire & Safety. "The exposure issue was pretty important to us because we wanted to go ahead and attack that fire before it went ahead and ran the roof line like it which it had already done being a center court fire."

Three buildings, 18 units, 38 adults, and three children all affected by this one fire.

Fire officials said they did not immediately know how the fire started or where it started.

DeKalb County fire officials said one of the trapped victims of jumped from the third-floor to safety.

The Red Cross said they helped 11 families with any immediate needs.

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