DETROIT - A day-long radiothon on Tuesday will benefit the victims who lost their homes in a massive Detroit apartment building fire.
St. Vincent de Paul and Radio One have teamed up to broadcast the fundraiser from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Listeners can donate to the Jason Complex Fire Victims Relief Fund by calling 877 ST VINCE (788-4623) or by dropping off donations (everything from clothing to furniture) at any of the 12 St. Vincent de Paul Thrift stores throughout Southeast Michigan.
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The Detroit Fire Department has confirmed that arson is to blame for the fire at the apartment building on the city's west side.
Flames ripped through Jason Manor last Wednesday morning, forcing some residents to jump from windows to escape.
Fire Commissioner Jonathan Jackson said an accelerant was found in the rubble.
At 3:30 a.m., Detroit police said they responded to a complaint of a loud party and the possible sexual assault involving a 19-year-old.
At 5:55 a.m., the building manager called 911 to report the fire.
The building was fully engulfed in less than five minutes.
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