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Apartment fire displaces families
Units were on scene of a two-story structure fire Thursday. - photo by Phgoto by Patty Leon

Several families have been displaced by a fire in a downtown Hinesville apartment complex Thursday morning.
Units from the city of Hinesville and Fort Stewart fire departments were battling the two-story structure fire.
Around 11:40 a.m. a Hinesville Police officer received a call to check out possible smoke at Magnolia Place Condos, off Memorial Drive, and found the building engulfed in flames.
Units were quickly dispatched to the scene where flames were shooting 30 feet high through the roof.
Approximately four units were destroyed. Distraught families watched as their belongings went up in flames. One woman ran through the barricade determined to get to her apartment to save her dog. Fortunately, several neighbors had already set the pet free and he was found scared, but unharmed. Several other families were notified by neighbors to evacuate the building and as of this time, it appears no one was injured as a result of the fire.
At 12:30 p.m. firefighters were still on the scene trying to fully extinguish the flames.
More information on this story will be forthcoming.

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