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Caught on video: Residents jump from burning Georgia apartment building

18 people hurt in DeKalb County fire -- Man catches some of those who jumped

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Christopher Buchanan, WXIA-TV:

Officials say 18 people have been injured, seven of them from jumping, after an apartment fire in DeKalb County on Friday.

DeKalb County Fire Rescue Captain Dion Bentley said the fire occurred at Fairington Village Apartments in Stonecrest – an address on Fairington Village Drive, around 2:50 p.m.

Video from the scene showed people falling from windows to get away from the fire as it quickly spread and blocked breezeways that would have otherwise allowed their safe exit.

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