Fire displaces residents of south Augusta apartment complex

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A fire at a south Augusta apartment complex left residents searching for shelter this morning.

The Richmond County Fire Department was dispatched to Avery Pointe Apartments in the 1800 block of Fayetteville Drive at 7:44 p.m. Tuesday, a 911 Communications dispatcher said.

The American Red Cross will be assisting families who were burned out of their apartment, said Mario Banez, director of emergency services. Mr. Banez did not know this morning how many families were displaced.

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Mongol 03/18/09 - 12:07 pm
Is it me or does this always

Is it me or does this always happen in South Augusta? Do people there know how to use ovens or what?

jatazz830 03/18/09 - 12:20 pm
My Prayers go to the Families

My Prayers go to the Families affected by this tragedy. Unless you have experienced such a tragedy, it is uncalled for to say such disgusting things. We do not know the cause of the fire so to be so judgemental is truly wrong.

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