Man dead, 9 others displaced in SE Atlanta house fire

Credit: Ben Hendren

Credit: Ben Hendren

A man was found dead inside a home Friday evening after an intense blaze in southeast Atlanta, officials said.

Fire crews were called to an area along Carter Avenue at about 9:35 p.m. on reports of a person trapped inside the burning home, which is near East Lake Golf Club. Assistant fire Chief Greg Gray told reporters from the scene that crews found a heavy fire coming from the back of the home and smoke coming from all sides.

“We did make an aggressive interior fire attack. Unfortunately, it was just a little too late to be able to pull the victim out,” Gray said.

Fire officials confirmed that the victim was trapped inside the home and died from his injuries. He was found in the back bedroom of the home. His identity was not released.

A woman, who officials said was able to get out of the home before firefighters arrived, was taken to a hospital for smoke inhalation.

At least nine people were displaced by the blaze. Fire officials are working to determine the cause.

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