Firefighters quickly went on an offensive attack on the exterior of the building, located on Mainstreet Park Drive near Stone Mountain. After entering, they extinguished the flames and determined that two of the large units sustained heavy fire damage. Daniels said one of the townhouses was unoccupied.
Officials said the number of displaced was still preliminary and could change throughout the day. The American Red Cross will assist the fire department in helping those in need of housing assistance.
Daniels said firefighters spoke with several residents, but the cause of the fire is still under investigation.
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