About 36 people from 10 families were displaced after a fire broke out at a Clayton County apartment complex, according to the American Red Cross.

36 people displaced by fire at Clayton County apartment complex

About 36 people from 10 families were displaced after a fire broke out Sunday at a Clayton County apartment complex, according to the American Red Cross. 

The fire started at a unit at the Garden Wood Apartments in the 1700 block of Garden Wood Court, Clayton County fire Deputy Chief Jacque Feilke said. 

That unit was “severely damaged” by the blaze, she said. Ten other units suffered smoke and water damage, she said.

In the immediate aftermath of the fire, power was temporarily shut off to the building, according to Red Cross spokeswoman Sherry Nicholson. She said her organization is assisting the families impacted by the fire and “will help with essentials such as food, clothing, temporary lodging and replacement medications.”

Investigators haven’t determined what led to the fire, Feilke said. The investigation is ongoing. 

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