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8 units damaged in Gwinnett apartment fire

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- About 20 people were displaced by a large fire at a Gwinnett County apartment complex.

A resident called 911 at around 2 a.m. Monday to report the smell of smoke at the Sinclair Apartments on Park Colony Drive, just off South Norcross Tucker Road.

Responding crews found the fire burning on the second floor of an apartment building and flames shooting through the roof. Gwinnett County Fire Lt. Jerrod Barrett said firefighters also saw residents "jumping from the second floor window" to escape. Two ladder trucks were needed to battle the blaze.

One person suffered minor injuries in the fire and was taken to an area hospital. No one else was hurt.

Eight apartments were left uninhabitable by the fire. The cause is under investigation.

Red Cross spokeswoman Sherry Nicholson said the agency will provide food, clothing, shoes and shelter to the affected families, and will work with the residents to help them get back on their feet.


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