Apartment building in Southwest Detroit catches fire
Building is at Central Avenue, Pitt Street
DETROIT – Detroit fire officials are investigating whether arson is to blame for a fire that broke out Monday at an apartment building on the city's southwest side.
The fire happened at around 4 p.m. on Central Avenue between Vernor Highway and Dix Street.
Residents who live in the building told Local 4 everyone was yelling to warn them to get out.
“There was just smoke everywhere and I was scared,” said Rita Gonzales.
James Chrisapulon is lucky to be alive, but saddened by what he might have lost.
“The flames were shooting my way, so whatever I left upstairs is history,” he said.
Fire officials on the scene said the fire started in the apartment of a man who was being evicted, and there is concern that he might have started the fire.
No injuries were reported.
Copyright 2016 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.