Man charged with driving over hoses at Brookhaven fire

Man charged with driving over hoses at Brookhaven fire

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Michael Zamorski (Credit: DeKalb County Sheriff's Office)
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  • A 48-year-old man is accused of DUI and driving over fire hoses.

DeKalb County firefighters battling an apartment blaze late Saturday had a heavy extra challenge: Someone attempting to drive over their hoses. 

Now, Brookhaven police say they arrested Michael Zamorski, 48, and charged him with breaking the law that makes it a crime to drive over fire hoses and with driving under the influence of alcohol. 

Crews were battling huge flames, as many cars repeatedly ran over the hose and cut off the water supply. 

Fire burns an apartment complex in Brookhaven on Saturday. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

"There were people who were wanting to look, wanting to get closer,” Capt. Eric Jackson told Channel 2 Action News. “People wanting to leave the apartment complex so they wouldn't get blocked in by the fire engines that were coming in so it was really a hindrance to us."

While no injuries were reported, one entire apartment building was gutted, Channel 2 reported. 

The Red Cross responded to the fire and is helping displaced residents find places to stay for the next several days. 

The fire is at the Sanctuary at Oglethorpe apartments off Ashford-Dunwoody Road.

 

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