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Several displaced following fire at DeKalb County condo complex

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Fire has displaced several residents of a condominium complex that some call the worst neighborhood in the United States.

The blaze started around 2 a.m. at the Brannon Hills Condos on Old Hampton Road in Clarkston.

Investigators say at least eight units were damaged but no one was hurt. The Red Cross is assisting 40 people that have been affected by the fire.

The cause of the fire is also unknown.

The complex has been in the news in recent years after legal action was taken to help clean up what many people call the worst neighborhood in the United States. People living in the complex have had to deal with mounds of trash and debris from burned buildings and also a million dollar water bill.

In October of 2016, a CBS46 investigation found that the Brannon Hill HOA owes DeKalb County a whopping $1.2 million dollars for water. Plus, they owed an additional $49,704.99 for trash service.

The owners' total bill to the county is nearly $1.3 million.

In August of 2016, another fire at a building inside the complex led to a water leak underneath the debris from the burned building which flowed into a massive sink hole in the parking lot. The sinkhole stretched nearly 30 yards in length and boxed in some cars.

There is also an enormous pile of trash on the property that hasn’t been cleaned up in years.

Some people want to condemn the Brannon Hill condos and turn it into affordable housing and green space.

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