Child Playing with Lighter Sparks Apartment Blaze
Eight units damaged at Paradise East Apartments in Gresham Park
A 7-year-old boy playing with a lighter in his apartment, led to a fire that set eight units ablaze of a Bouldercrest Road apartment complex in Gresham Park on Tuesday.
Six people were treated for smoke inhalation-related injuries.
The complex is managed by Atlanta-based H.J. Russell & Co.
H. Eric Hilton, the company's senior vice president and general counsel, said he did not have an immediate timetable for when the damaged units would be repaired.