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Explosion investigated at burning Marietta apartment complex; several injuries reported


MARIETTA, Georgia — Firefighters are investigating a blaze at a Marietta apartment complex that was reportedly rattled by an explosion.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ( ) reports that firefighters arrived at the Crestmont apartments around 10:20 a.m. Monday.

Marietta city spokeswoman Lindsey Wiles said three people were taken to a hospital with various injuries. None of the wounds were serious.

Witnesses told firefighters that they heard an explosion. WSB-TV reports ( ) fire investigators were finally able to enter the burned building late Monday afternoon, more than five hours after the flames erupted.

Cobb County officials shut down a nearby road as firefighters battled the blaze.

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