Massive apartment fire in Stockbridge leaves dozens homeless

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Firefighters in Stockbridge spent Thursday night battling a 2-alarm apartment fire.

The fire department said firefighters got here around 8:30 p.m. arriving at a quickly growing fire. Residents at the Eastwood Village apartment complex described it as a roaring, fast-moving fire which forced people out of their homes with only the clothes on their backs.

Ladder trucks were dousing Building 600, where the fire broke out, well into the evening. Fire officials said if the flames didn’t destroy or severely damage it, the water likely did. A total of 20 units were damaged.

Residents said they had to scramble out of their homes to safety and others said they were knocking on each door they passed to try to hurry everyone out.

The fire department said everyone was accounted for and the Red Cross, as well as the city of Stockbridge, responded to help the 40 to 50 people displaced by the fire with housing and other needs.

Despite the damage, no one was injured.