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Apartment suffers heavy damage in Peachtree Corners blaze
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PEACHTREE CORNERS, Ga. -- Fire officials are investigating after a major fire in a Peachtree Corners apartment complex.

The call came in around 8 p.m. and sent Gwinnett firefighters to Velencia Apartments at 3500 Peachtree Corners Circle NW.

There, a caller reported seeing fire already breaking through the roof.  

Fire crews already saw black smoke from a distance as they headed to the scene and heavy smoke and flames in the two-story building when they arrived.

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The battle then began to get the fire under control starting from the outside before making entry.

Officials said the wind-fed flames were so intense that they ultimately burned away an entire section of the roof.

Five of the units in the eight-unit building were heavily damage and 13 people displaced including two children.

The Red Cross is working with apartment management to help those without anywhere to go.


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