Eighty residents were displaced after the first floor of an apartment building collapsed Wednesday at The Reserve at Brookhaven Apartments.
Photo: Channel 2 Action News
Photo: Channel 2 Action News

80 DeKalb residents lose home when apartment floor collapses 

Eighty DeKalb County residents are without a home Friday after an apartment floor collapsed earlier this week. 

For now, the cause of the collapse at The Reserve at Brookhaven Apartments is unknown.

Brookhaven building management officials have not yet responded to requests for comment.

No one was injured during Wednesday’s collapse at the Briarwood Road apartment complex, Brookhaven Fire Marshal Joe Burge told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. 

Twenty-three families were displaced as a result of the collapse.
Photo: Channel 2 Action News

DeKalb fire officials evacuated residents from the building, which is now unlivable after the first floor of the building sunk about two feet, Channel 2 Action News reported. 

The 23 families affected will have to find another place to stay as the Thanksgiving holiday approaches. 

“Immediate emergency assistance provided by our volunteers at the scene helped with temporary lodging, food, clothing and other essentials,” Georgia Red Cross spokeswoman Sherry Nicholson said in an emailed statement. “Along with providing health and emotional support, our caseworkers are working with each family, according to their needs.” 


In other news:

DeKalb County has reported nearly a half dozen sewage spills in the last 48 hours.

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