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Atlanta apartment fire where multiple homes damaged ruled arson, officials say

No arrests have been made but police said they have a person of interest.

ATLANTA — An apartment fire is now being investigated as arson after more than 15 units were called out to the complex Thursday morning, Atlanta fire officials said. 

No arrests have been made but police said they have a person of interest. 

Just before 9 a.m., firefighters were called to a two-story apartment building near the 2200 block of Campbellton Road. 

"The fire unit arrived in less than five minutes to find heavy fire and smoke showing through the dwelling's attic," authorities said in a statement. "Operating in offensive rescue mode, firefighters knocked down all visible flames within minutes without any reported injuries to sworn personnel or civilians."

Several units sustained water and fire damage as a result of the blaze and it is under investigation. 

One resident told 11Alive that she heard people fighting -- before hearing an explosion. The resident said windows were smashed and a flaming grill was thrown out of the unit. 

Atlanta Police said they were investigating a domestic dispute at the complex but couldn't tell us whether it was tied to the fire. 

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