2 kids injured in early morning fire at Union City apartments

Credit: JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

Credit: JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

Two children were taken to a hospital with burns after a fire broke out inside a bedroom at a Union City apartment Wednesday morning.

The fire was contained to the bedroom when adults in the home grabbed a fire extinguisher, according to Union City Battalion Chief Dennis Moore. It was out by the time the first fire crews arrived at the Hidden Lake Apartments on Morgan Road at 4:10 a.m.

The fire investigator “was able to locate a lighter in the room of origin, so he is going to investigate more to see if that may have been part of the cause,” Moore told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from the scene.

Moore did not know the extent of the children’s injuries, but he said they did not appear to be life-threatening. Both were under the age of 5.

No one else was injured by the blaze, he said. It was not known if the apartment had a working smoke detector.

“Smoke detectors are vital in fires of this time of night — to alert residents to be able to get out, to save lives,” Moore said.

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