More than 30 displaced by Cobb apartment fire

The Red Cross is helping residents with food, clothing, lodging and replacement medications after a fire in Marietta.

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The Red Cross is helping residents with food, clothing, lodging and replacement medications after a fire in Marietta.

Eight units were damaged and 32 people were displaced late Wednesday in an apartment fire in Cobb County, according to officials.

No injuries were reported at the Magnolia at Whitlock complex at 925 Whitlock Avenue NW in Marietta, Marietta Fire Department spokeswoman Lindsey Wiles said.

“The fire was contained early to one building,” Wiles said in a emailed statement to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The incident is under investigation.

The Red Cross will help the displaced residents with immediate needs such as food, clothing, lodging and replacement medications, spokeswoman Divina Mims Puckett said.

Also, caseworkers will stay involved with the displaced residents to help them connect with other resources in the community.

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