SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. — Sandy Springs firefighters battled flames at an apartment complex Tuesday night on Northwood Drive that left several families displaced.

The fire started at a building that has eight units. Crews were dispatched to the scene a little after 6:30 p.m. after receiving a calling about a laundry room on fire.

Flames were visible on the first and second floors. The fire also extended to the attic. Crews remained there until the flames were completely put out. 

The Red Cross was called to assist the residents affected. They tell 11Alive disaster workers helped 32 people, including seven children.  The volunteers met one-on-one with the seven families to provide assistance with needs like lodging, food, clothing, toiletries, replacement medications and other essentials. 

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