A fire has displaced at least 19 people at the Oak Run Apartment Homes in Clayton County, authorities said.
Photo: Channel 2 Action News
Photo: Channel 2 Action News

Apartment fire displaces at least 19 people in Clayton County

An apartment fire displaced at least 19 people in Clayton County.

Authorities responded to the blaze about 11:06 p.m. Thursday at the Oak Run Apartment Homes in the 7800 block of North Main Street, fire spokeswoman Laura Richardson said. 

The fire spread to eight units, and two of them were a total loss, officials said.

Two other units had smoke and water damage.

“We are in the process of investigating the cause,” Richardson said.

Red Cross of Georgia spokeswoman Sherry Nicholson said volunteers provided emergency assistance, lodging, food and clothes for those who were displaced.

Volunteers will also address health needs such as lost prescriptions or eyeglasses resulting from the fire. 

Caseworkers will continue to work with the affected families “to help them get back on their feet,” Nicholson said.

It’s unclear what started the fire or where it originated.

We’re working to learn more.

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