MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. – Some tenants at the River North Village Apartments in Mount Clemens jumped from their balconies to escape a massive fire with heavy smoke and flames that crews worked for hours to put out overnight Sunday, a witness told Local 4 News.
According to another witness, others jumped from a window to escape the fire at the apartment building on North River Road.
“Me and my roommate, we went by the door, and we were like holy sh*t. There were people literally jumping out of a window,” a second bystander said.
Local 4 News reached out to the American Red Cross and Macomb County Sheriff’s Office to check on whether anyone was hurt or displaced.
As of 10:30 a.m. on Sunday eight people were hospitalized as a result of the fire. The condition of those people is unknown. Dozens of people were displaced by the fire.
Authorities started receiving calls about the fire at the apartment complex around 11:30 p.m. Saturday.
Fire departments from around Macomb County responded to the scene.
Thick black smoke from the fire could be seen from miles away. Flames ripped through several units of the apartment complex.
Information on the cause of the fire has yet to be determined.
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