Eight units damaged in massive Brookhaven apartment fire

At least eight units were damaged in the fire late Saturday night.

BROOKHAVEN, Ga – At least eight units were damaged late Saturday night at a Brookhaven apartment complex.

The blaze broke out at the Sanctuary at Oglethorpe Apartments on Oglethorpe Drive. DeKalb Fire spokesperson Eric Jackson told 11Alive that when crews arrived they found fire already breaking through the roof.

Fire crews were hindered by several vehicles driving over their water hoses as they tried to bring the blaze under control.  DeKalb Fire Spokesman Captain Eric Jackson stressed the importance of keeping these lines clear during firefighting.

He added that stopping the flow of water was equivalent to cutting off a lifeline for the men and women entering the flames that night as they worked to rescue potential victims.

No one was injured in the fire. The Red Cross is assisting those who were displaced.

One resident credited the actions of the DeKalb Fire Rescue Department for saving his cat from the fire.

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