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6 families displaced by Atlanta apartments' fire

5:28 AM, Dec 24, 2012   |    comments
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ATLANTA (AP) -- A space heater may have been the cause of an early Sunday morning at a Midtown Atlanta apartment complex that displaced at least six families two days before Christmas.

Atlanta police said investigators found marijuana plants growing inside one of the units at the Victory Group Apartments on Peachtree Place.

The Red Cross is assisting eight adults and two children who were displaced by the fire. The blaze was reported at about 3 am. Sunday.

Investigators said one of the apartments residents had been using a space heater.

Police said the marijuana plants were discovered by emergency personnel making sure everyone was out of the apartments safely.

Associated Press

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