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Fire forces Atlanta parents to drop daughter from 2nd-floor window

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Fire destroys apartment on New Town Circle, southeast Atlanta Fire destroys apartment on New Town Circle, southeast Atlanta
Four-year-old Leah Boozer and her mother escape apartment fire Four-year-old Leah Boozer and her mother escape apartment fire
ATLANTA (CBS ATLANTA) -

Fire forced a southeast Atlanta couple to drop their four-year-old daughter from their second-floor apartment into the arms of a neighbor early Wednesday morning.

Firefighters got the call at about 12:30 a.m.  A neighbor initially spotted smoke and began banging on doors in the building in the Forest Cove Apartments off McDonough Boulevard. 

Kamisha Boozer told CBS Atlanta News that she woke up, opened her bedroom door, and saw flames in the hallway. She said she and her fiance had no choice but to escape through the window, sending their daughter out first. 

"It was very scary dropping her," said Boozer. "My main thing was to make sure she got out first. I saw the man down there, and he was like, 'Drop her! Drop her!' And we dropped her down. Thank goodness for him."

Boozer said she jumped after her daughter did. By that time, neighbors had found a ladder, which Boozer's fiance used to escape. He had minor cuts to his hands and arms from the broken glass, Boozer said.

Firefighters said it appears the fire was caused by an electrical problem.

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