No injuries were reported in the fire, which was called in at 11:38 p.m., but all ten apartment units in the complex’s Building 20 were destroyed, Marietta police spokesman Officer David Baldwin said.
The Marietta Fire Department’s investigation has initially revealed that the fire appeared to start in a second story apartment. Police said the unit’s tenant unsuccessfully attempted to extinguish the fire.
Approximately nine fire units responded to the fire, police said.
Police said no charges are expected to be filed against the tenant.
The American Red Cross provided shelter and food for 15 children and 13 adults, spokesman Ruben Brown said.
“Of course, the Red Cross is available to provide additional recovery assistance, as needed,” Brown said.
According to the Cobb Tax Assessor’s office, the apartment complex is owned by Ridge Pointe Associates LLC and CRES Systems of Kansas City, Mo.
Jackie Rodriguez in the apartment’s leasing office said the displaced residents have all been moved to other apartments.