Multiple apartments damaged in fire at Cobb complex

Credit: Cobb County Fire Rescue

Credit: Cobb County Fire Rescue

Multiple apartments were damaged Sunday evening when a fire broke out at a complex near Smyrna, officials said.

Cobb County fire crews were sent to the Concord Crossing Apartment Homes on Woodsong Way about 6:45 p.m. An attic in one building was already burning when crews arrived at the scene.

The cause of the fire is not known, but officials said the flames broke out in a third-floor balcony storage closet. The blaze burned for nearly an hour before firefighters were able to bring it under control, officials said.

No injuries were reported. The fire “heavily damaged” four apartments, and eight other units suffered smoke and water damage, fire spokesman Stephen Bennett said.

In the wake of the incident, the American Red Cross of Georgia is assisting residents of the damaged units, according to spokeswoman Sherry Nicholson.

“The team is speaking one-on-one with families to determine their immediate emergency needs and will provide assistance for essentials such as lodging, food, clothing, personal care items, and health and emotional support,” she said.

The investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing.

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