Nightside Report Aug. 8, 2021: Westland Fire Department raises money for victims of apartment fire, parents concerned with school’s lack of mask mandate, hot and muggy Sunday night

Here are tonight’s top stories

Firefighters battle a Westland apartment fire on Aug. 5, 2021. (WDIV)

Firefighters raise money to help 33 families displaced in Westland apartment fire

DETROIT – Dozens of families have been displaced after a fire ripped through a Westland apartment building Wednesday night and Thursday morning.

While the fire was extinguished days ago, fire crews are still working to help in the aftermath of the devastation.

Click here to read more.

Get Caught Up: Michigan schools receive updated COVID guidance for return to in-person learning

Metro Detroit weather: A week of heat, humidity and storms

We’ll have a warm, muggy Sunday night ahead, but at least we won’t get rocked out of bed by late night thunderstorms like we did this morning.

Muggy lows in the low 70s (22 degrees Celsius) will be very uncomfortable for those without air conditioning.

Click here to read the full forecast.

4 Fast Facts

  • Parents with students enrolled in the Grosse Pointe Public School System are concerned about the district’s lack of a mask mandate for the beginning of the 2021-22 school year. Click here to read more.
  • Mixed bag: Erratic Pandemic Olympics come to a nuanced end. Click here to read more.
  • Non-essential travel to Canada will reopen Monday under strict new conditions. Click here to read more.
  • United Way of Washtenaw County ends 2021 Equity Challenge with more than 2,000 participants. Click here to read more.

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