Apartment fire displaces several East Point families - CBS46 News

Apartment fire displaces several East Point families

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An apartment fire in East Point destroyed eight units Sunday at the Victory Place Apartments. Flames flared at about 7:15 p.m., causing residents like Kenneth McClain to lose everything.

"It feels real sad, lost all my clothes. Everything that is in there," McClain said as he was watch his home burn. "When I opened the door, a lot of black smoke came out."

Malcom Wiley also lost everything, but he did have his pet. Wiley was sitting on his front porch when he smelled smoke.

"We went to the get the fire extinguishers off the wall and tried to put out the fire, but the smoke was too intense. We couldn't breathe," said Wiley.

He also grabbed his dog King before running out of his home.

The Red Cross responded to help Wiley and McClain, along with other families who were displaced.

Victory Place Apartments are two-story brick structures located on Chateau Boulevard off Washington Road.

East Point police had shut down Washington Road south of Chateau Boulevard so fire crews could run water hoses to access hydrants across from the apartments.

Some neighbors had complained of low water pressure. However, the deputy fire chief said fire crews did not have problems with water pressure.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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