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Pregnant woman, children survive apartment fire with 3rd floor jump getting help of witnesses


RIVERDALE, Georgia — Authorities say six people including a pregnant woman jumped to escape an apartment fire south of Atlanta.

Local media reports that an eight-month pregnant woman and others leaped from a third-story window after a fire erupted around 2 a.m. Saturday at Lake of the Woods apartments in Riverdale, Georgia. The blaze spread into the attic and breezeway, trapping some of the residents.

Clayton Battalion Chief David Vasquez says two children also made the jump into bystanders' arms. Vasquez says there were no serious injuries.

Vasquez says the fire was extinguished within an hour. He says an estimated 10 families have been displaced due to the fire damage of their homes.

Clayton County police and the fire department are investigating the incident. Vasquez didn't release any names of suspects.

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