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Two firefighters, 2 residents hurt in fire at Buford Highway apartment complex

Two firefighters and two residents were hurt, according to officials.

DeKALB COUNTY, Ga. --A two-alarm fire lit up an apartment complex along Buford Highway in DeKalb County.

The fire was reported around 1:30 p.m. at Esquire Apartments in the 3000 block of the major highway. Between 30 and 35 firefighters arrived to find heavy smoke.

According to DeKalb County Fire Rescue, two firefighters suffered from minor injuries. They were transported to Grady Hospital. Two residents also suffered from smoke inhalation but refused medical treatment.

The Red Cross has now stepped in to help those families displaced. Volunteers are helping to provide emergency assistance for the seven families, about 30 individuals, displaced. During the days ahead, Red Cross caseworkers will continue to provide support and recovery resources, including health services and emotional support, according to need.