Ceiling collapses onto family having birthday party

- A DeKalb County family was having a birthday party inside an apartment in Decatur when the ceiling collapsed onto them.

There were about ten family members inside the apartment, including small children, when the entire ceiling fell right onto them.

The fire department was called out to help the people trapped inside the Spring Valley Apartment in Decatur.

The Henley family said one of their sisters had only lived in the home for about a month.

When the ceiling came down, they say maintenance took more than an hour to arrive.

Natasha Henley described the moment as horrifying.

"Where is my kids?,” Henley said as her first thought. “I hear one of them crying, and I pull him out from under the rubble. Luckily, my oldest was in another room where the ceiling didn't collapse, but my youngest was right next to me.....it was scary,” Henley said.

The family said no one was seriously hurt, but they do have scratches and bruises.

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