One person hospitalized, several pets killed in Highland Park apartment fire

Highland Park apartment complex home to ten families destroyed by fire

Published On: Jan 18 2013 08:33:51 AM EST   Updated On: Jan 18 2013 01:12:33 PM EST
HIGHLAND PARK, Mich. -

Several animals were killed when fire broke out at a Highland Park apartment complex early Friday morning. The fire began around 2:30 a.m. at the complex on Steven Street and Brush Street in Highland Park. Smoke and flames quickly spread through the building which was home to 10 families. One person was taken to the hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation. Several pets died in the fire. The cause remains under investigation.

Detroit family manages to escape burning home

The Highland Park apartment fire broke out around the same time fire ripped through a Detroit home.

A mom and her three kids were inside the house in the 0000 block of Nottingham just before 4 a.m. A neighbor saw the fire and immediately called firefighters. Before emergency crews arrived, the neighbor burst into the home and helped bring the family to safety.

Although a cause has not been identified, investigators believe the fire started in the second floor of the house.

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