Fire forces residents of apartment building on Detroit’s west side to evacuate

Officials believe the fire started in basement

Fire forces apartment building residents to evacuate on Detroit's west side.
Fire forces apartment building residents to evacuate on Detroit's west side.

DETROIT – Residents were evacuated from an apartment on Detroit’s west side after a fire broke out in the basement, officials said.

There were around 100 residents inside the building that had to be evacuated.

Firefighters were still battling the fire at 11:30 p.m. Monday (July 26). The apartment building is in the area of Puritan Avenue and Fairfield Street.

“I started banging on doors telling people to get out,” a resident said. “I was asking everybody to get out.”

Firefighters believe the fire may have been caused by downed power lines.

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