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Dozens displaced because of Gwinnett County fire

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Twenty-four adults and eight children were displaced Monday because of an apartment fire in Gwinnett County.

Fire broke out at about 3 p.m. at The Falls apartments on Pleasant Lake Village Lane in Duluth.

Firefighters arrived to find heavy smoke and fire coming from the center of the eight unit, two-story wood framed building.

There were no reports of injuries but residents from all eight units were without a place to live.

The fire department is working with the apartment management to get assistance to the residents who were displaced.

Five of the eight families displaced turned to the Red Cross for help. Disaster volunteers provided 19 people (14 adults and five children) with food, clothing (including coats), lodging and bedding, based on need. Red Cross caseworkers will continue to work with the families this week to help them get back on their feet.

Fire officials completed their investigation and found the incident to be accidental. The fire originated from cardboard too close to an oven.

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