1 person killed, child injured in apartment fire

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WOODSTOCK, Ala. (WIAT) — One person is dead and a child is suffering from smoke inhalation after an early morning apartment fire in Woodstock. Around 10 families have been affected from the fire.

According to the Green Pond Fire Department, the fire broke out sometime after midnight at the Cedar Ridge Apartments on Old Stagecoach Road.

Firefighters state that one of the challenges was containing the fire which spread into the attic grew very quickly.

Authorities told CBS 42 it took over two hours for firefighters to extinguish the flames. Approximately eight or nine units were damaged during the fire.

The American Red Cross has been called in to assist those families affected.

A neighbor shared this video with CBS 42 of the apartment fire.

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