Crews from 7 different Oakland County cities, townships help battle fire at Auburn Hills apartments

6 units considered total loss, firefighters say

An Auburn Hills apartment complex that was destroyed by a June 23, 2022, fire. (WDIV)

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – Firefighters from seven different cities and townships around Oakland County helped battle a fire that destroyed several apartments in Auburn Hills.

Auburn Hills firefighters were called at 3:40 p.m. Thursday (June 23) to the Countryside Townhouses in the 3100 block of Brookshear Circle, they said.

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When crews arrived, they found flames on the first and second floors, and the fire had burned through the roof of one unit on the end of the building, according to authorities.

“When the crews got on scene, they found a pretty heavy fire load that had broken through the roof and into the attic, so it elevated to a second alarm, and we brought in mutual aid departments,” Auburn Hills fire Chief Adam Massingill said.

Officials said they had received reports of people being trapped inside, so the first crew cleared the building. Nobody was found inside, and everyone got out safely, authorities said.

No injuries were reported to firefighters or residents.

The fire quickly spread through the entire attic, according to officials.

Crews from Rochester Hills, Bloomfield Township, Orion Township, Waterford Township, Rochester, and Troy helped the Auburn Hills Fire Department extinguish the fire.

Authorities said the six units involved in the fire were completely destroyed.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.


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