EAST POINT - The cause of a fatal apartment fire is under investigation in East Point.

Firefighters responded to 1283 Pine Avenue around 4 a.m. on Tuesday. Once on scene, they found heavy smoke and flames coming from the roof of the two-story brick apartment building.

An initial search lead them to the body of a 45-year-old man. The Medical Examiner was called to the scene to determine an official cause of death.

17 people were displaced by the fire which includes 13 adults and 4 children. The cause of the fire is under investigation.