DeKalb Fire crews tackle multiple fires on Central Dr. - FOX13 News, WHBQ FOX 13

DeKalb Fire crews tackle multiple fires on Central Dr.

Posted: Updated:
DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -

It's been a full day of battling flames at different locations for fire crews from the Stone Mountain area and that's before the sun even came up Tuesday morning.

Two fires broke out at homes right across the street from each other on Central Drive in DeKalb County, FOX 5 Atlanta's Tacoma Perry reports. About 3 a.m., firefighters responded to a fire at a home in the 4900 block of Central Drive, quickly knocking it down.

Then, just minutes later, the call to a second fire at the Wynview Apartments complex. Flames had spread to several apartments and residents were fleeing outside into the dark, pre-sunrise night for safety.

Perry spoke to one witness who said he saw the first fire at the house, as well as over at the Wynview apartment complex.

"When the fires came, [the fire department] got here immediately. And, they took out the fire. After that, they saw this one over in Wynview and they immediately came out to this one and took that one out," he said.

Firefighters were still inspecting the fire site and stamping out remaining hotspots at of 6 a.m.

  • More Local NewsMore>>

  • Fatal shooting off Venetian Drive SW

    Fatal shooting off Venetian Drive SW

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 4:03 AM EDT2014-09-02 08:03:45 GMT
    Atlanta police are investigating after a man was fatally shot outside of an abandoned car wash.
    Atlanta police are investigating after a man was fatally shot outside of an abandoned car wash.
  • Burglars pretend to be engaged couple buying a home

    Burglars pretend to be engaged couple buying a home

    Monday, September 1 2014 11:18 PM EDT2014-09-02 03:18:05 GMT
    Deputies are asking the public for help to find more homeowners who may have fallen victim to two burglars, pretending to be in the market for a home.The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office says Tyler Michels and Rebecca Weismayer were arrested for burglarizinga 76-year-old man's home. Deputies say the two posed as an engaged couple looking to buy their first home. Detectives tell FOX 5 the homeowner let the suspects in, allowing the two to case his home. The two waited until the homeowner left, ...
    Deputies are asking the public for help to find more homeowners who may have fallen victim to two burglars, pretending to be in the market for a home.The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office says Tyler Michels and Rebecca Weismayer were arrested for burglarizinga 76-year-old man's home. Deputies say the two posed as an engaged couple looking to buy their first home. Detectives tell FOX 5 the homeowner let the suspects in, allowing the two to case his home. The two waited until the homeowner left, ...
  • Savannah police seek leads on 2 weekend killings

    Savannah police seek leads on 2 weekend killings

    Police in Savannah are seeking leads after two men were shot to death over the Labor Day holiday weekend.
    Police in Savannah are seeking leads after two men were shot to death over the Labor Day holiday weekend.
Powered by WorldNow

WHBQ-TV | Fox 13
485 S. Highland St.
Memphis, TN 38111

Main Station: (901) 320-1313
Newsroom: (901) 320-1340

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices