Apartment building catches fire in Detroit; 7 children, firefighter among those hospitalized

Several families displaced

DETROIT – Fire crews battled a fire that rekindled at an apartment building Wednesday morning on Detroit's west side where.

The initial fire was extinguished just after midnight, but rekindled around 3 a.m. at the apartment building on Glendale Avenue near Woodrow Wilson Street.

A witness said 60 people lived inside of the building and several had to be transported to the hospital for smoke inhalation. 

Two people were forced to jump from a second-floor window to escape the flames. Both are suffering minor injuries.

A mother was forced to toss her three children - ages 5, 4, and 1 - out of a window to safety.

One firefighter suffered burns to his face and neck.

American Red Cross had a crew at the building to make sure residents had a place to go.

Authorities believe the cause of the fire may have been electrical. 

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