UPDATED: A total of 16 units were damaged in Saturday’s fire.
Brookhaven, GA, May 14, 2017 – by Trey Benton – DeKalb County Firefighters responded Saturday night to the Sanctuary at Oglethorpe Apartments after a fire broke out in the 1700 building of the complex located off of Ashford Dunwoody Rd. in Brookhaven. The call came in around 10:30 PM.
According to DeKalb County Fire Rescue (DCFR) Captain Eric Jackson, at least eight units were affected by the blaze. The cause is under investigation at this time and there were no injuries reported.
Jackson explained that when firefighters initially began their work to douse the blaze, several motorists were driving over their fire hoses kinking them. After Brookhaven PD arrived, they were able to contain the scene.
The Post was on scene and captured the video and photos below. Around the 7:00 minute mark, the first of two dogs that DCFR rescued from the blaze was united with its owner. Around the 9:00 minute mark the second dog was brought out. Both dogs were checked out by EMS. DCFR told The Post the dogs and their owners went to the safety of a friend’s house.
This was a two-alarm fire.