Fire destroys Smyrna apartment building, damages 2 dozen units

An apartment fire in Smyrna on Tuesday afternoon destroyed one building, including 24 units, and left 27 residents displaced.

No one was injured in the fire, but one firefighter was treated and released at the scene for heat-related concerns.

Crews from both the Smyrna and Cobb County fire departments responded to the Cortland at the Village apartment complex around 1:30 p.m., Smyrna fire division Chief Eric Farmer said. The blaze was concentrated in the attic area when the first crews arrived at the Lake Park Drive location, Farmer confirmed.

Volunteers from the American Red Cross of Georgia helped the displaced residents with temporary lodging and essentials like food, clothing and replacement medication. The organization reported that 22 of the 24 apartment units were occupied.

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