City Opens Shelter at Welcome All Park for Dozens Displaced by Fire

City of South Fulton officials have partnered with the American Red Cross to activate Welcome All Park as a shelter for more than 60 people who lost their homes in a fire. The blaze ripped through the third floor of the Camelot Condominiums in the Old National area on Wednesday afternoon.

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“As a certified Red Cross disaster relief site, we value our partnership with the American Red Cross to support citizens in our community during challenging times,” said Tony Phillips, director of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs.

“We are hosting our citizens, providing meals, and working with our faith-based community partners, to make sure we are doing everything we can to make sure our community is supported,” Phillips said.

The shelter at Welcome All Park will remain open until Saturday. Health services, casework and other resources are also being provided.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, according to Fire Chief Freddie Broome. Twenty-four condominium units suffered extensive fire, smoke, and water damage. Broome said the fire resulted in $1 million in property damage.

Firefighters rescued two people who were trapped on the third floor of Camelot Condominium complex Wednesday afternoon. One person was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital’s Burn Unit for evaluation of his injuries. The other victim was treated for injuries at the scene and released.

Photo Credits: City of South Fulton, Red Cross

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