Two fast-moving fires ripped through apartments and condos early Friday near Stone Mountain. JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM
It took more than 30 firefighters to extinguish the fire from the air and the ground, DeKalb fire Capt. Eric Jackson told Channel 2 Action News.
“We ran across at least three hydrants that had no pressure from Juliette Road,” he said.
Multiple people were displaced in the fire, which sent the second and third floors onto the first.
The Red Cross of Georgia is helping affected residents with lodging, food and clothing, according to the agency.
At least two people were injured in the blaze.
Christopher Jones was asleep when he heard booming and crackling.
He said he opened his bedroom door and saw flames in his living room. Smoke came pouring into his room.
He ran to the window, opened it and jumped from the second floor.
“It hurt my left ankle, but I’m alive,” Jones said.
Wes Donaldson said he sprained a finger. He was waiting on AAA service when he saw the fire and helped Antonio convince the woman to jump.
Asked what prompted him to run to the burning building after he had escaped to safety, Antonio replied: “First thing out of my mind is save these people. Right now.”