Apartment suffers heavy damage in Peachtree Corners blaze | News
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.
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.