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32 displaced by Cobb apartment fire

About 32 people were displaced by a fire at a Cobb County apartment complex, a Red Cross official said Thursday.

The fire damaged 10 units at the Villas of South Cobb apartments near Smyrna, according to Divina Mims-Puckett, spokeswoman for the American Red Cross of Georgia. The complex is in the 2000 block of Old Concord Road.

It was the second fire in Cobb County in as many days. Nearly two dozen people were displaced Wednesday by a fire at the Crestmont Apartments in the 500 block of Williams Drive near Marietta, officials said.

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The Red Cross is helping residents affected by both blazes with emergency needs such as food, clothing, lodging, replacement medications and other essentials.

Also, caseworkers are assisting additional families recover and connect with additional resources, Mims-Puckett said.

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