Apartment burns in Whitfield County on Christmas Day

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Firefighters spent Christmas morning putting out a large fire in Whitfield County in which four apartment units burned, according to dispatchers.

The fire broke out just after 8 a.m. at 118 Cox Road in Dalton.

Dispatchers tell us everyone got out of the home safely.

All four apartments were occupied, by a total of seven people.

The apartment is considered a total loss.

Investigators haven't yet determined what exactly caused the fire, but say they believe it started in a closet.

The local chapter of the American Red Cross is helping the families get back on their feet.

Depend on us for updates as we get them.