According to LaFayette police investigator Darin Kelley, 25-30 people are without homes after a late-night fire that saw total losses of eight apartments.
"The people in there were very lucky," Kelley said, adding that no injuries were reported during the apartment complex blaze.
LaFayette police and Walker County Fire and Rescue responded to the fire that occurred around 10 p.m.
According to Kelley, there is no known reason for the fire, but the blaze originated from one of the upstairs apartments from the "C" building.
Kelley said the tenants inside the apartment where the fire started had left for the Kangaroo gas station near the apartment complex when the building went into a blaze.
"The Red Cross (Northwest Georgia chapter in Rome) are en-route," Kelley said Monday around 11:30 p.m.
According to Kelley, the Labor Day weekend was a lot of work for firefighters and others, including a kitchen fire that broke out in Linwood and an arson fire at 25 Fortune St. in LaFayette over the weekend.
Kelley said any and all churches and charitable organizations that would like to assist those who have lost residences and offer places to sleep to call the LaFayette Police Department at 706-639-1542.
The Carriage Hills fire is under investigation and the state fire marshal will be investigating the fire Wednesday.