Person of interest sought after ‘intentional’ Decatur apartment fire


Person of interest sought after ‘intentional’ Decatur apartment fire

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  • Story Highlights
  • A man is sought in connection with a Decatur fire.
  • Nine apartments were damaged Jan. 18.
  • More than 20 people were displaced. 

Investigators want to talk to a man about a recent DeKalb County apartment fire that left more than 20 people without a home.

Coleman D. Reid is considered a person of interest in a Jan. 18 fire at the Oak Tree Villas Apartments, which is located at 3548 Clubhouse Circle East in Decatur. 

The early morning blaze damaged nine apartments, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported. 

Fire officials told Channel 2 Action News the fire was set intentionally.

“Many families were displaced by this fire, and seeking justice for those responsible would begin the healing process for those that were severely impacted,” DeKalb County Fire Chief Darnell Fullum said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the DeKalb County Fire Investigations Unit at (678) 406-7775. 

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