Man Arrested for Using Atlanta Fire Apparatus to Get Inside Unit During Fire


In the chaos of a fire at a southwest Atlanta apartment fire, police say a man was arrested after using a fire truck ladder to get inside a unit.

The fire started around 12:15 a.m. Thursday at the Lakewood Forrest apartments in Hapeville. The fire destroyed eight units of the complex.

In the chaos, once firefighters extended a ladder to a second floor window. Then, a man climbed up it and went back inside an apartment.

“There was someone climbing up a ladder. We were able to have police get that individual and take him out of the hot zone,” said Atlanta Fire Battalion Chief Gregory Favors.

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